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Nine Yards Safaris

Need to convince someone that your hunt trip is a good idea?

If you’re one of those people who wonders ‘How can I convince my companion to go with me to New Zealand?’ you’re in luck. Nine Yards Safaris offers a range of brilliant experiences to be enjoyed both on and off the field. For the record, your companion is always welcome to join you on a hunt, the wildlife and the scenery are well worth the trip.

At our preferred ranch in the Taurahua Valley, we offer superb lodging with impressive ranch amenities and activities ranging from massage therapy to fly fishing tuition and guided horse riding. The stunning town of Lake Taupo is just 40 minutes away, for jet boat rides, bungy jumping, and for something tamer, a long lazy lunch at a waterfront cafe.



My wife went with me and Lowie (Ian) made sure she was comfortable with the hunt and conditions. He guided her to an exceptional sika deer. My wife has never shot a deer and shot a rifle very little.  With Lowie’s guidance and after sitting behind the gun for 2 hours, she shot a great sika at 317 yards.

Mike Goldsmith

Ian was an amazing host and superior hunting guide. He made Sue feel comfortable in the mountains despite her fear of heights. His sense of humor came in handy on some daunting cliffs, Sue enjoyed the hunting
more than I could have ever wished for, thanks to Ian.

Eric Haggerty

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