The Whanganui region is characterised by its steep, extremely hilly terrain, deeply incised rivers and very extensive tracks of lowland forest – great for hunting and fishing in Whanganui!
There is over 166,000 ha of Public Conservation Land within this region, including Whanganui National Park and the Waitotara Conservation Area. The region provides many excellent hunting opportunities, whether your quarry be fallow deer, red deer, pigs or goats.
For the fisherman, the West Coast of the Lower North Island of New Zealand boasts one of the best sea fishing spots in the Southern Hemisphere. See below for more information for hunting and fishing in Whanganui!
Hunting And Fishing in whanganui
Fairmead Hunting Lodge
Fairmead Hunting Lodge offers personalised professional guided hunting for fallow deer, trophy bucks and other game animals on a safe and fenced game park in rural Kai Iwi, just 40kms from Wanganui, New Zealand.
From one, two day or extended hunting trips, Fairmead Hunting Lodge offers a fun guided weekend away for the lone hunter, a small party or family group. Accommodation is available in either the homestead or in the old-style Totara Ridge Hut. Fairmead is 24kms (30 mins) drive from the main road turn-off at Kai Iwi near Wanganui.
Wanganui Safaris New Zealand
Wanganui Safaris is set in New Zealand’s spectacular, remote Whanganui River Valley. Surrounded by 250,000 acres of lush forest and breathtaking views of the Ruapehu volcano, Wanganui Safaris provides the free range hunt of a lifetime.
By day you will hunt big Red Stags, Sika, Fallow, Arapawa sheep, goats and/or boar. By night you will enjoy gourmet meals, New Zealand wines, and superb lodge accommodations surrounded by this amazing natural setting.
Girls Go Country
Remember the smell of fresh air in your lungs, the sound of nature all around you? “How good it feels, to be alive!”
Would you enjoy gathering up a few friends and helping out on the farm, riding through magnificent scenery, experiencing a deer hunt, trying new things while laughing till your stomach hurts?
We do it every day!
Fishing in whanganui
The headwaters of Whanganui River and its tributaries provide a wide variety of top quality fishing.
Enjoy the remote back country setting for a good population of rainbow and brown trout.
Located just five minutes drive south of Wanganui, Lake Wiritoa contains a good population of perch. The lake is closed to angling during the duck-shooting season. Turn right at the Lake Wiritoa turnoff, 5 minutes south of Wanganui on SH3. From there it is a short drive to the lake. Perch fishing is most productive in summer, with bait, or spin fishing using red and white veltic spinners recommended. Popular spots include the lake edge at the clubrooms or at the Scoutland’s beach. A ramp is available for boat launching, although it is best to avoid times when jet and water ski enthusiasts use the lake.
Located near Lake Wiritoa, this secluded lake supports a productive fishery for good-sized perch. The lake is a good alternative when water skiers are using Lake Wiritoa. Lake Kohata is closed to angling during the duck-shooting season. Turn right at the Lake Wiritoa turnoff, 5 minutes south of Wanganui on SH3. Park at Lake Wiritoa, cross the fence at the Lake Kohata sign and walk 10 minutes along the fence line to the lake. Bait fishing with bubble float and worm or the use of small veltic or toby spinners is preferred. Wet flies can also be used. Fishing is best in deeper water outside the weedbeds.