Guided Hunting with Chris Jolly Outdoors

Chris Jolly Outdoors has led guided hunting adventures for 40 years. From novice to seasoned, our clients have sought our expertise from every corner of the globe. Step behind the velvet rope into an exclusive playground. 

Some hunt in the hope of securing a fine trophy, some to take home venison and others to just enjoy the thrill of the chase in natural surroundings.

Above all, if you are searching for the ultimate New Zealand hunting experience in the Taupō region, we will take you into some of the most spectacular scenic areas in the country. If you’re in the market for a superior hunting experience, Chris Jolly Outdoors is your obvious choice.


Guided Hunting Trip Options

We have exclusive access to thousands of acres of stunning native bush for meat or trophy hunting (taxidermy available). One guide for up to two people.
One day and multi day itineraries can be adjusted for your needs (catering, accommodation, equipment).  Just 90 minutes drive from Taupō CBD or 25minutes heli from Taupō. 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 Taupō either by vehicle or helicopter.
Crystal water for fly fishing nearby – choose our Rod & Rifle package 



Hunting Grounds 

With a stunning playground of fair chase hunts, trophies range from 300-350 SCI rating. Red Deer and Fallow on offer.  Wildlife is in abundance, with the enchanting terrain providing a hearty experience from novice to expert.
The hunting conditions are varied with large native Podocarp forests, scrub lands and open grass pastures which make for a perfect environment for both deer and hunter.  The sheer isolation brings an added edge to this wilderness escape.
Our base camp has accommodation with full catering options available. You can book in for a single or multi day adventure with the experienced team.
On a clear evening here, the sky is a brilliant array of stars, with calls of New Zealand’s native owls and wildlife providing a soothing night time serenade.  You’d best pack for a while, as you may not want to leave!


 “Sitting on top of a ridge, listening to the birds’ dawn chorus with a belly full of paua from the night before.  Not a bad way to spend a morning in the office if you can manage it.”

 — Chris Jolly

Hunting nz

“Blown away by the location.  Thanks boys, we will be back”

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“Best moment for me was sitting on that ridge with a cold beer watching the sun set.”

corporate packages taupo

“Brilliant guides, great bush and a very nice bed to crawl into, with more tall stories than you can shake a stick at.  The snoring of the group was a good sign of the day’s activities!”

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“From the special location to the taxidermy, Chris and Simon you do a great job.  Book us in every year.”