For those looking for the true mountain hunting experience and have the physical ability to walk the mountains, Exclusive Adventures Tahr and Chamois Backpack Mountain Hunts are sure to make hunters fall in love with our mountains and game animals. The animals and terrain provide a similar opportunity to hunting Mountain Sheep in North America, yet the time frame, cost and over all experience are more attainable. A Colorado outfitter, Tom Schulze, believes ‘New Zealand has everything North America can offer and more”. This is a must for all avid mountain hunters and has proven to be an unforgettable adventure.

Hunts are conducted on both private and public land. Hunts are organised to suit each hunter and their physical ability. Helicopters and four wheel drives are used to access previously scouted hunting grounds to ensure trophy animals are both present and attainable.

Time Frame

Hunters will be picked up from Queenstown from their chosen Hotel. Airport pick ups can be arranged, however experience has shown us that it is better to have the first night at a hotel to recover from the travel and also give time for any unplanned travel interferences.

From Queenstown you will be picked up by Exclusive Adventures New Zealand around midday and travel to the lodge in Wanaka (50mins drive). We will check the accuracy of your rifles and sort the remaining gear needed for our mountain trip and finish the day with fine dining including lobster and wine.

Next Day

Providing the weather is manageable we will travel early morning to our chosen hunting destination. Here we will either fly or drive into the area that we will hunt for your chosen game. Helicopters are our main use of transport as we fly to a higher point in the mountains and means less energy and time is wasted on getting the preferred hunting area and maximises your trophy hunting time. Tents will be used for camping on these mountain hunts.

Time of Year

Mountain hunting for us is focused on the best times of year to ensure success of quality trophies, this is from April – July. Hunts outside this time frame can be organised also. Contact Exclusive Adventures and we can talk you through the options.


These packages are very flexible and depending on what it is you want to achieve while in New Zealand, we can customise your package to suit your specific requirements.

Tahr Mountain Hunt – 5 days, 4 nights.
1 hunter / 1 guide = $ 7,150.00 USD

Chamois Mountain Hunt – 5 days, 4 nights.
1 hunter / 1 guide = $ 6,150.00 USD

Tahr and Chamois Mountain Hunt – 7 days, 6 nights.
1 hunter / 1 guide = $ 12,100.00 USD

Red Stag, Tahr and Chamois Mountain Hunt – 8 days, 7 nights.
1 hunter / 1 guide = $ 17,700.00 USD

Bookings and further information

Please contact Shaun at Exclusive Adventures New Zealand for more information on any of these hunts. Bookings can only be made or dates reserved for those who have made a 20% deposit of their chosen hunt.