We recommend you pack your checked luggage into one bag and try to keep weight under 45 pounds (20kg). (Rifle extra)

Binoculars are an essential part of hunting in New Zealand, if you have a good pair, please bring them.

Gear List

  • 5 pairs of socks
  • 2 sets thermal underwear
  • 2 pairs boots
  • 1 set rainwear, trousers & jacket
  • 1 pair knee-high gaiters
  • 2 pairs hunting pants fleece or woollen
  • 2 hunting shirts fleece or woollen
  • Warm jacket (wind proof)
  • Down jacket
  • 1 pair warm gloves
  • 1 warm hat
  • 1 towel
  • Head lamp,2 sets extra batteries
  • Camera
  • Small daypack
  • Large pack
  • Sleeping bag (warm, not needed for lodge hunts)
  • Binoculars
  • Sunglasses
  • Hunting knife
  • rifle, ammo 2 boxes, cleaning gear
  • 1 cap
  • book or magazine
  • USB drive / stick to copy photos and videos from your hunt for you to take home.

If you have them:

  • GPS
  • Spotting scope
  • Garmin In Reach
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