With 3,000 acres of private land including ancient forests, peaceful lakes, rivers, and a wild and rugged coast, our guests are spoiled for choice when it comes to adventures. Consider Wharekauhau Country Estate your perfect natural playground for all your activities!

Clay Target Shooting - Introduction

Clay shooting tests the reflexes like no other sport, and what better place to enjoy a shoot than Wharekauhau’s own clay-target field. 410 shotgun, and 12 gauge shotguns are available. Firearms, ammunition, targets and instruction are provided.

1 April 2019 - 30 March 2020   $195.00 per person (25 clay targets)


Clay Target Shooting - Advanced

Designed for the experienced shooter, or those wishing to step up from an introduction to sporting clays. We start with some classic down-the-line shooting at the southern- plateau, before moving north and shooting the various sporting traps, including a session at the newly-opened ‘Foleys-Flyer’ trap. Then finishing with the challenging rolling ‘rabbit’ trap.

1 April 2018 - 30 March 2020   $315.00 per person (75 clay targets)



The ancient sport of archery has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity on the back of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films. Full instruction and a range of archery equipment are available at Wharekauhau such as: recurve bows, left and right handed and compound bows. The archery experience involves a mix of stationary board targets, and walk-up 3d targets.

1 April 2019 - 30 March 2020   $155.00 per person


ATV Quad Bikes

Ideal for the adventurous, these bikes are loads of fun. We’ll give you 20 minutes of tuition and you can enjoy a great way to travel along the black sand beaches, over scenic riverbanks and along open fields in the company of an experienced guide. Protective clothing provided.

*Please note that pillion passengers, (doubling), is not allowed.
*Riders must be a minimum 16 years of age.

1 April 2018 - 30 March 2020   $295.00 per person



The bountiful coastline along Palliser Bay offers a variety of interesting and edible fish. Discover the best spots to fish with professional instruction. Alternatively there is complimentary use of fishing equipment for those wishing to fish without a guide.

NOTE: Heavily weather and tide dependent

$195.00 per hour for up to two persons. Additional  persons charged at $35.00 per person

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