Exceptional Hunting & Fly Fishing journeys begin here...
We welcome hunters and anglers to Middle Earth... New Zealand!
...stalking your quarry in New Zealand's stunning alpine environments with a friendly and professional guide that ensures your success!
Welcome to the start of your next hunting or fishing experience in New Zealand - a sought after, fun and safe travel destination. A hunt or fly fishing trip in New Zealand is in all honesty a journey that is on most peoples bucket list... and those that have experienced a big game hunt or fly fishing trip with us over the past 25 years say that it is by far the experience of a lifetime. Check out some of their comments about their journey's here.
The information supplied on this site is designed to provide you with honest information on our New Zealand hunts and fly fishing, as well as detailing some fantastic hunting & fishing packages and options.
New Zealand hunting and fishing guides are renowned for their knowledge, experience and friendliness when providing visitors with that memorable hunt or fishing excursion. These three attributes are the most important elements for anyone considering New Zealand as a holiday destination and looking for an outfitter. In order to achieve a sucessful and enjoyable hunt or fishing experience, we understand that you are needing to have FUN. Fun comes in many forms: such as watching a large brown trout slurp your dry fly from a crystal clear stream, or stalking a roaring Red Stag through the autumn mist waiting for your chance to inspect the animal further.... Or enjoying some fantastic New Zealand Pinot around a roaring open fire sharing the stories of the day with your guides and partners! But the fun doesn't stop there.... imagine sharing the 'Kiwi NZ' stories and pictures with your friends upon your return home, or your grandchilden in the future asking a thousand questions about the time you went to New Zealand. A trip with us will be more than a fun trip, it will be a lifetime of fun memories!
Our professional guides have been in the industry since the late 80's, offering you vast experience in your hunt or fly fishing holiday planning. We also recommend quality guiding outfitters in other regions of New Zealand, to add to your holiday programme and remove for you any chance of getting a guide that is not best suited to your needs.
New Zealand itself is a land of absolute beauty encompassing a very high quality of game species and large freshwater fish species. If you are searching for a genuine, friendly and personal New Zealand experience that focuses on quality from start to finish... then we will only be pleased to design and deliver that experience for you. That's our promise! We hope you enjoy learning about fly fishing and big game hunting opportunites in 'the youngest country on earth!': Don't forget to contact us with questions and secure prime seasonal dates!
In the meantime, look through our site, explore some package options, watch some videos and galleries and if you like what you see then get us to provide a draft itinerary and quote to look over. We promise you a fantastic and fun experience!
Nigel & Myriam Birt, and the team of Backcountry NZ Guides.
Here are some quick links assisting you in finding what information you need within our site.
Information on Fly Fishing in New Zealand:
Learn about the Fly-Fishing techniques, fishing style and fish species in New Zealand by clicking here.
Fly Fishing trips and packages click here.
Fly Fishing prices click here.
Download our fishing information brochure here.
Meet your professional fly fishing guides of New Zealand by clicking here .
View our fly fishing photos and gallery by clicking here .
View our South Island of New Zealand fly fishing videos here.
Contact us to ask more questions, get us to phone you or to start booking a fishing trip here .
Learn more about our special occasion, birthday surprise or anniversary fishing tours here.
Learn about why your travel and fishing trip with us is carbon neutral or better here.
Browse through fishing stuff that we like by clicking here.
Learn what fishing equipement and gear you need in New Zealand here .
Information on Big & Small Game Hunting in New Zealand:
Affordable Big Game hunting trips and packages click here.
Exclusive trophy big game hunting trips and packages click here .
Small game & game bird hunting options here.
High alpine game hunting trips - click here .
Learn about our game species of New Zealand and the South Pacific here.
Hunting prices click here.
Download our Hunting informationbrochure here.
Meet your professional hunting guides of New Zealand by clicking here .
View our hunting photos and gallery by clicking here.
View our South Island of New Zealand hunting videos here.
Contact us to ask more questions, get us to phone you or to start booking a New Zealand hunting trip here.
Learn more about our special occasion, birthday surprise or anniversary hunting options here.
Browse taxidery and our prefered taxidermist information by clicking here.
Learn about why your hunt and hunting trip with us is carbon neutral or better here.
Browse through hunting stuff that we like by clicking here.
Learn what hunting equipment and gear you need in New Zealand here.
Other information on this site includes:
Find out where we are here.
Experience our prefered accommodation providers and your accomodation options by clicking here.
Learn about New Zealand and how easy it is to travel to by clicking here .
Read testimonials from our past fishing and hunting clients here .
Read our newsletters online here.
Meet the whole team here.
'Backcountry New Zealand - Hunting & Fishing Guides' are globally recognised as some of New Zealand's best and will provide you with a hunting trip or fishing experience that will never be forgotten, and we know that memories of a fantastic holiday are just as important as the experience. It is our commitment that those visiting New Zealand have a great time, so we will work with you to ensure your happy with all aspect.