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Top Year 2000 trophyHunters are advised to book early to avoid disappointment, as once the bookings are full, no further trips can be accommodated.  Prices quoted below are all inclusive of trophy fees, guiding fees, food, accommodation.   There are no additional costs, unless additional animals are taken.


In New Zealand, the red stags roar (rut) begins in our autumn (fall) season, commencing mid March and concluding in late May and tailing of into June.  The hunting block is closed to all hunting from December through until mid-March when trophy hunting and the rut begins, and remains open for the rest of the calendar year.  Good trophies are obtainable throughout winter and spring, until September, at which time the red stags shed their antlers.   Free-range hunts are most successful during the roar period.

With a long history of Warnham and Woburn red deer bloodlines in this area, a world record stag could be secured at Okau.  In fact, in the Okau Park 2016 roar, a hunter took an over 30 point red deer stag! Okau Wilderness Park is well known for its excellent free range hunting, there remains at least an 80% forest cover, giving stags the ideal habitat to sustain hunting pressure and grow out to a mature age, offering hunters an excellent chance for 10 to 14 point stags up to 270 SCI score (very few stags would go over that score in the free-range area ).

For the hunter hoping to get a large trophy red deer stag of 14 points and over from 270 SCI score to over 400 SCI score we have an estate hunting block within a large area of natural game habitat where we are better able to manage the wild game to improve the trophy quality, this is still to be regarded as a fair chase hunt .

Bookings for the 2019 and 2020 seasons are now offered.  Many excellent dates are still available.  A non refundable deposit of US$500 secures a trophy hunt.  Okau Park offers 3 different options for hunters, dependent upon your available time and requirements.  Summarised information appears below, and by following the links, further details and prices for hunts booked directly with us are included.

Below are our basic hunt package deals.  These costs are all inclusive, including the trophy fee, all accommodation, meals, and drinks during the trip.  As for extra species, larger trophies or extra days, there would be some extra costs.  Additional costs will be incurred for expediting the trophy overseas, or for pick up and delivery of hunting parties between Wellington and Okau Park.  With all of the hunt options hunts can be based from either the bush lodge (three bedrooms no power) or a self contained beach bach with meals at the homestead 

Hunting Prices and packages are below





All packages are a minimum of 2 hunters.

Must hold current Firearms License

Package 1  Includes 2 nights in the Roaring Stag Hut and up to 3 meat animals per hunter. Self catered. $800 per person

Package 2 – Includes 1 night in the Roaring Stag Hut and up to 2 meat animals per hunter. Self catered. $500 per person

Weekday Specials

Book for a hunting trip between Monday-Thursday (last night must be Thursday) and save

Package 1  Includes 2nights in the Roaring Stag Hut and up to 3 meat animals per hunter. Self catered. $700 per person

Package 2 – Includes 1 night inthe Roaring Stag Hut and up to 2 meat animals per hunter. Self catered. $400 per person





Option 1 -free-range Trophy Hunt
Offers up to 5 days of free range trophy hunting during the roar for a mature stag either Red or Fallow deer one or two hunters with one guide, for an all inclusive price of NZ$4,000 per hunter.   This includes a mature red deer stag of 8 points up to 12 points, or a trophy fallow stag.  Stags over this size may be classed as a breeding stag and can only be shot at the guides discretion.  This price also includes all food and accomodation.

Note: Should we come accross a 13 point or over red deer stag on this hunt and the hunter wishes to take it the cost would be an extra NZ$1000 making it a total of NZ$4500.

for the hunter who is only interested in a stag of 13 points or over the estate hunt would be the best option.


          Wild goats, pigs, Arapawa ram (sheep) or fallow deer stags, as well as extra red deer stags, can be added to this hunt for an extra

          cost.  (recommended hunting time of year from 26th March till 10th May). This option offers hunters a guaranteed roar time

          experience with roaring stags to be heard each day and a NZ$1,000 money back guarantee if we can't put you within shooting range of a 10 point red deer stag or better over the five day hunt, most hunters would              get the opportunity for 12 point stag on this hunt.                                                                                                                                  


Option 2 - estate trophy hunt

This option is for the hunter only interrested in a large trophies the estate is a large natural game habitat area with lots of cover and is very much a fair chase hunt.  Offers 3 to 4 days trophy hunting for large trophy red deer stags of 14 points to over twenty points.  The basic hunt for 14 to 18 point red deer stag US$4,200 per hunter all inclusive.  Over 18 point red deer stag or over 350 SCI hunt POA


Option 3 - Meat / Cull Stag Hunt
Offers casual hunting (cull type stags or meat animals only).  This option is not available during the roar season.  Ideally an overnight trip or full day is NZ$300 per day per hunter or for two hunters with one guide, NZ$250 per hunter plus NZ$200 per deer.  Cull type stags are available from NZ$400 to NZ$800, at our discretion.  The recommended hunting time of year from 10th May till 10th December Note: the casual hunts do not include pick up and delivery from from Wellington.  We can guarantee a shot at a deer on the one day or overnight trip.

We also offer cull stag hunting during the roar time this hunt is for cull type stags only, the hunt is for two hunters with one guide

for up to four days includes all food and accommodation during the hunt and up to two cull stags per hunter cost NZ$1900 per hunter

All three of these options can be combined with a beach holiday with either family or friends by renting one of our self contained beach baches at the daily rate, you would need to supply own food, cooking, bedding etc, and going for a guided evening hunt when you wish.  An evening hunt costs $200 per hunter plus $200 per deer or trophy fee if there is a chance at a stag and you wish to take it.



Prices advertised on this website are only available for trips booked directly with us.


Non hunters are welcome and well catered for on all these hunting trips.  Christine or Kim will be available to guide you to various sites and activities including inshore fishing and diving, beach and bush walking, photography, shopping and wine trailing etc. Cost for a non-hunting partner is NZ$200 per day, which includes accommodation, meals and local touring.  Additional activities are available at additional costs.

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