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From NZ$1,625.00

Parent & Child NZ Bush Experience // Canterbury Highlands

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2 nights cabin stay, camping out, bushcraft and hunting. All in one!

Looking for that adventure your kid will never forget? The Christmas or Birthday present they will talk about for years? Bushman Shaun's Parent & Child Bush Experience is an opportunity for you two (or more) to connect and spend a special moment in our glorious New Zealand Bush.

If you want to experience a true Backcountry Adventure blended with expert coaching on hunting and bush skills, then there is simply no better place than Bushman Tours.

NO previous hunting experience and no firearms license required, just determination and passion for the outdoors. Bushman Shaun is a seasoned Hunting Coach and Outdoor Adventurer who has guided families into the untouched backcountry of New Zealand for years. This tour would suit those new to hunting, both international visitors and locals.

What to expect:

Trips are fully guided and include four-wheel driving, camping and hiking, as well as coaching on bushcraft, conservation and mountain safety. You don't need a firearms licence or any previous experience.
Learn about firearms safety, shoot a target and maybe even try your luck at hunting a wild deer or pig with no pressure on individuals to do anything they don’t feel comfortable with.

There is no age restriction, however, you need to be able and willing to walk up and down some hills. Your guide will adjust the challenges to your capabilities and encourage you to build self-confidence and strengthen your parent/child relationship. No cell or internet reception.

Basic meals, accommodation and hunting equipment provided. Education about life in the outdoors including safety, navigation, weather, game animals, plants, wildlife, and conservation. Service from an experienced and patient Hunting Coach who will assess and cater to your strengths, while helping you build confidence in your own capabilities. The challenge to get into the game zone; bush bashing, hill climbing, creek crossings, mud and blood, tears and smiles. Adventure into new territory; find yourself closing in on beautiful, wild game animals in rugged terrain, amidst impressive mountain scenery. Tranquillity as we are off-grid, with no cell phone or internet services. (Your Bushman will be carrying emergency communication devices).

What to bring: Snacks & Drinks Insect repellent (sand-flies & mosquitoes) Hiking boots (preferably with gaiters) Warm clothing layers including beanie and gloves Weatherproof jacket and over trousers (optional) Sun protection including sunscreen Cap or hat Headlamp and spare batteries Bathroom towel and personal care products
Hiking pack & day pack Camera and end of day liquid refreshments (for adults). Bring your own sleeping bags (or rent ours with a clean liner)

Coached hunting adventure package includes;
Return transport from Christchurch Airport or City Experienced Bushman guide Basic wholesome meals, hot drinks, and water Fully serviced private huts with cooking and dining facilities, lighting, hot showers and comfortable bunk-beds 4 wheel drive transport right to the door of the accommodation. The Bushman will provide a rifle and ammunition along with firearms safety lessons and target practice. During the hunts, you will learn about backcountry navigation, mountain safety, locating and stalking game, making your shot count, field butchery and meat carrying techniques.

Extra opportunities by request only:
Filming and editing of your adventure into a 20-30 minute HD film ($600) Helicopter drop off to access higher country and more rugged terrain. Please contact us for a quote after selecting it at checkout.
Animal fees apply; $350 per non-trophy red deer, wild pig is $200, red stag is $1000, chamois is $2000, which is charged post tour.

When you book with Bushman Tours, you must agree to our terms and conditions found at https://bushmantours.com/terms/
Every tour comes with unique gear requirements. If you arrive at the tour without the minimum requirements specific to the tour, your Bushman guide may cancel the trip. To avoid disappointment, visit your tour's unique requirements via our website - https://bushmantours.com


  • people Group Size: From 1 Up To 4

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Paintball Gun

Tippman 98 Semi Automatic. Rate of Fire:up to 7 shots per second. Velocity:- 206mph

Face Mask

Scott Extreme Safety System. Specifically designed for high speed projectiles


You will also be supplied with protective overalls and a battle pack incorporating valuables pouch and capacity for a further 300 rounds of ammunition.


Holds up to 200 rounds. Gravity feed.

Free Gas

High pressure CO2 cylinder 20oz of pressurised liquid propellant.

Paint Grenade*

High explosive paint filled device. Do not store in pocket**

Smoke Bomb*

Produces thick white or coloured smoke screen. Burns for approx.1 minute.**

N/B Actual equipment supplied / available may vary from venue to venue. Photos and descriptions are for illustrative purposes only. *Additional Item. **Smoke bombs are pyrotechnic devices and as such are not available to players under the age of 18 years old.

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  • Island Hills 7392
  • New Zealand

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