Peel Forest Safaris – Big Game Hunting, Geraldine, South Island, New Zealand

Peel Forest Safaris is based at Peel Forest, near Geraldine, on the South Island of New Zealand, just 90 minutes drive from Christchurch International Airport, and yet close to the beautiful snow-capped Southern Alps. Accommodation for hunters and their families is provided in the Peel Forest Lodge, which we also own and operate.  You will be fully-catered for during your hunt with Peel Forest Safaris.  With a backdrop of native-forest on Mount Peel and the Southern Alps behind, the tranquil private setting of the lodge provides an ideal escape for you from your busy life. It is also an ideal place from which to base your hunting expedition.

Peel Forest Safaris is owned and operated by Bert and Pennie How. Bert has more than 25 years commercial hunting and professional guiding experience in New Zealand. He has guided past and current presidents of SCI. Pennie is an excellent cook and tour guide. She can entertain the non-hunting members of your party, to ensure everyone has an enjoyable stay here.

All physical abilities and all levels of fitness are catered for – from hunts on game estates, to heilihunts, through to free-range high alpine hunts in the nearby snow-clad mountains. Hunts can be undertaken on foot, on horseback, using a four wheel drive vehicle or via helicoptor.

Bert can take your hunting party away into the New Zealand high-country staying in remote sheep herders huts or spike camps.

Luxury accommodation at Peel Forest LodgeBert and Pennie also own and operate Peel Forest Horse Trekking, and can entertain your non-hunting party with half-day through to four-day horse trekking safaris.

Other adventures can be found to entertain the non-hunting members of your party, from hiking, rafting (in season), scenic flights and touring the South Island's scenic locations, like Milford Sound, Queenstown and Mt Cook, to more leisurely pursuits like wine tasting in Central Otago vineyards, to shopping at designer stores in Christchurch and Queenstown.

Come join our family and have fun during your stay.