Four Seasons Safaris
Red Stag Antlers
Big Game Animals
Welcome to Four Seasons Safaris - New Zealand, New Caledonia and Australia
Four Seasons Safaris New Zealand is one of New Zealand’s premier professional guiding companies with a worldwide reputation for providing a totally unique and satisfying experience for our clients.
Based at the luxury resort of Terrace Downs, set in the foothills of the South Island’s Southern Alps, we are strategically placed to provide for our clients’ every whim. We are only an hour from Christchurch International Airport and within 10-minutes of some of the best trout and salmon fishing New Zealand have to offer. We are also on the doorstep of one of the world’s most renowned game Hunting Regions, the Southern Alps, where wild game species abound. For our clients we cater for both wild free range trophy hunting and excellent game ranch Hunting Safaris.
Hunter Downs Your outfitters home is purpose built to host pre dinner cocktails and hors-d’oeuvres to their hunting and fishing clients from around the globe. Overlooking the Number 3 golf tee on New Zealand's #1 golf course, walking distance to their elegant safari guesthouse and only a stones throw from the resorts Day Spa. Designed specifically for our visiting hunting and fishing clients, the luxury base is tastefully decorated with a number of NZ trophy animals, trophy fish, antique hunting, fishing and climbing memorabilia.
Join our expert hunting professionals in pursuit of Big Game Animals such as, Red Stag, Elk, Fallow Buck, Himalayan Tahr, Chamois, Sambar, Sika, Rusa and Pere David Deer to name a few. Our Guides are highly qualified professionals with many years of guiding experience to ensure both your safety and success, while enjoying an exciting hunting experience.
Our Fishing Guides are passionate anglers who can offer you some of New Zealand’s best trout and salmon Fishing Safaris in some of the most pristine and unspoiled corners of our country. You’re invited to learn a few of the local tricks and practice your Fly Fishing casting technique with your guide before tackling the spring creeks, streams, magnificent lakes and snow fed rivers for our impressive Fish Species.
Whether you are stalking the wily Brown Trout, or taking up the challenge of landing a beautiful tail-slapping Rainbow or a powerful King Salmon, it’s all there waiting for you. Heli-Fishing is a great option for the angler who wants to experience serious wilderness trophy fishing surrounded by the breathtaking mountain scenery and seclusion of the New Zealand backcountry. As with our superb Freshwater Fisheries, the Fishing Options available are abundant and can be tailored to your exact requirements.
Our exhilarating Jet Boat Safaris (Discovery Jet) will power you through the shallows of the glacier-fed Rakaia River in search of the perfect fishing spot.
Terrace Downs Luxury Resort Accommodation - Your accommodation options are situated in the world renowned Terrace Downs High Country Resort and Golf Course in the beautiful Rakaia Gorge.
Your outfitters base looks down the #3 fairway on what is regarded as one of New Zealand’s top resorts. Share stories of your safaris while having pre dinner drinks on the balcony during summer or by the warmth of the open fire in winter.
Our fully hosted guesthouse offers four spacious suites, super king beds draped with Mohair throws complete with your own private bathroom. Relax and soak up the spectacular mountain views out of virtually every window. Your award winning chef will prepare a hearty cooked breakfast to start the day and an exceptional gourmet evening creation for you to enjoy while sharing your days success. Laundry and wireless internet are available.
Four and five bedroom fairway chalets and condominiums - these comfortable and tastefully decorated apartments are warmed by a gas fire and over look the golf course and clubhouse. They have full kitchen and laundry facilities which are a great option for larger hunting groups or families
Non-hunting members of the family or your travelling party will relish both the facilities and activities on offer. Terrace Downs Clubhouse offers a casual cafe and bar along with a fine dining restaurant. Some activities on and around the resort are, golf and driving range, a day spa, tennis court, horse trekking, archery, clay bird shooting, kids club, hot air ballooning, jet boating, rafting, station and garden tours, fishing and a whole lot more to keep you busy.
Being only 1-hour from downtown Christchurch, it’s easy to pop into the city to experience some serious retail therapy. Perhaps you may choose to ride the historic tram, lunch on the popular ‘strip’, take a punt ride on the Avon River, or even call in to the Casino to have a flutter on the tables. There’s plenty to do in Christchurch and in Canterbury. Mt Hutt Village, one of the country’s major ski resort townships is only a few minutes drive away.
To learn more about our established hunting and fishing business please browse our site or Contact Us for additional information. Dedicated to providing our clients with the complete hunting or fishing holiday, please complete our Safari Booking Enquiry form outlining your personal requirements and we will be happy to advise accordingly.
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