The World's Finest Red Stag Trophies

February 16, 2023

Venator, your ultimate hunting destination where adventure and luxury meet awaits.

Located in arguably New Zealand’s most beautiful region, the Southern Lakes, Venator offers a unique hunting experience unlike any other.

You'll have the opportunity to hunt the King’s Animal in a breathtakingly beautiful landscape, surrounded by majestic mountains and crystal clear lakes across two private hunting areas spanning over 15,000 acres.

If you're looking to hunt the world's finest red stag trophies in a destination combining the ultimate juncture of where adventure and luxury meet, look no further.

Our team of expert guides, led by the acclaimed Duncan Fraser, invite you to experience the thrill of the hunt for giant red stags in the heart of New Zealand's South Island, just a stone's throw away from the alpine lakeside village of Lake Wanaka.

After a day in the field there is nothing better than to relax by the outdoor fire, enjoy glass of Central Otago's finest wine and watch the sunset over the mountains

Our luxury Lodges are located a short drive from our hunting areas and are just a short drive away from the charming lakeside village of Lake Wanaka, which is known for its stunning natural beauty and thriving arts and cultural scene. Here you'll find a wide range of recreational pursuits to enjoy, including hiking, biking, fly fishing, boating, skiing, kayaking and golf before, during or after your hunt.

After a day in the field hunting the trophies of your dreams, our Lodges offer a luxurious retreat where you can relax and unwind. Designed to provide you with the utmost comfort and relaxation, our team of private chefs and lodge staff are dedicated to ensuring that your every need is met. From the moment you arrive, you'll enjoy personalised attention and a concierge style service every step of the way.

"My hunt with Venator has been the hunt of a lifetime. You guys are the best outfit I’ve been with, and I’ll come back anytime you’ll have me.”