Anderson Helicopters can take you into the Southern Alps of New Zealand to access our three main game animals, Red Deer, Thar and Chamois
Red deer are widely distributed throughout New Zealand. Initially released as a game animal from parks in the United Kingdom, Since the demise of the helicopter vension industry, numbers have built up locally. Typical flight time to hunting areas range from 30-40 minutes round trip.
Thar or Tahr
The Thar arrived here by ship via an English game park (Woburn Abbey) and they have thrived ever since, albeit within a restricted range.
Tahr inhabit the main mountain ranges of the South Island of New Zealand between the Arthurs Pass and Haast Pass highways. Mostly they live at an altitude above 4500 feet and below 7000 feet. A high level of fitness is required due to the rugged environment that Thar inhabit.
Chamois arrived in New Zealand in 1907 as a gift from the Austrian Emperor, Franz Joseph. The first surviving releases were made in the Mt Cook region and these animals gradually spread over much of the South Island. Today they remain widely dispersed but are not evenly distributed.
Guides and Advice
We can provide you with professional guides by prior arrangement. We can also provide you with advice on the best areas to hunt, and advice on what equipment and permits are required.
If you are driving to Hokitika we can arrange secure storage for your vehicle.
Hokitika also has four scheduled flights a day from Christchurch by Air New Zealand. Contact us for all your wilderness hunting arrangements