Whare Noho – Waipari’s Lodge


You will be staying at Whare Noho, a private hunting lodge set amongst Waipari’s native bush with outstanding views across a spectacular geological valley where a glimpse of a deer or goat is common. The main lodge houses the kitchen and lounge area, with an open log fire where the talk of the days hunt is retold while the meals are prepared.

Modern warm, carpeted cabins with hot showers and efficient wood burners provide a place to rest after the hunting day. We have an emphasis on New Zealand’s finest food and wine. Meals are in keeping with the setting, as you might expect game is frequently on the dinner menu. A hearty breakfast starts the day for whatever pursuit awaits. We can arrange specific food requirements to meet all tastes.

On a clear evening the sky is a brilliant array of stars with the calls of New Zealand’s native owls and Moreporks providing a night time serenade. In the morning you will awake to the dawn chorus of New Zealand’s unique Tui and Bellbird.

Helicopter transport can be arranged from anywhere in New Zealand, and we can arrange transport from Auckland International Airport or our local domestic terminal at Taupo either by vehicle or helicopter.

To arrange a hunting trip and accommodation, please email or phone 0800 252 628.

We came all the way from America to experience hunting red stags in New Zealand. Chris Jolly Outdoors organised everything for us and made our trip so easy. Plus we bagged quite a few trophy stags! Certainty not disappointed.

Paul Huntington

We wanted to do something different as a family so we chose to go turkey hunting with Chris Jolly Outdoors. We had so much fun, especially our teenage boys. Thanks team!

Karen Tilly

We thought the property was excellent and the hunting magnificent. Couldn't have asked for a better setting and a better trip.

Jerry Harold