STRAVON is a private estate with exclusive sporting rights over the entire area.

Nestled in South Canterbury's famed Hunters Hills, Stravon captures that quintessential outdoor experience superbly. Beautiful forests of native bush & trees all assist in helping produce a world class environment for our wildlife to exist in. The Hunters Hills date back to the Paleozoic Age and even though it took millions of years for Stravon to make an impression on this landscape... we reckon it'll take far less to leave one on you.


  • Stravon

    The Estate

    FOUNDED:  1864
    GAME:  Red Stag / Wapiti / Whitetail / Chamois / Fallow
                  Arapawa Ram / Alpine Goat / Turkey / Wallaby / Pheasant
    NATIVES: Native & endemic birds at Stravon
    SEASON: All Year
    LODGINGS:  Headquarters
    INCLUSIVE: Stravon Guide
    The Estate caters to all ages & fitness levels BUT make no mistake, Stravon is big country. If you were to flatten Stravon out, the estate would probably be more like 5x it's actual size, and this is the beauty of Stravon, with so many nooks and valleys, there are adventures awaiting up, down or over the next ridge. Conservation is at the core of what we do, something that will become evident to all guests upon arrival.
  • Our Services


    Stravon offers hunting, fly fishing and travel expertise in the following areas:

    Professionally guided hunting & fishing
    Animal Observations
    Corporate Team Building
    Film / Media Productions


    In collaboration with our Enviro Gold & OutdoorsMark Awards and with your safety in the forefront of our minds we have created the Wilderness Area Response Plan or W.A.R.P.

    The W.A.R.P is exactly that, a response plan or blueprint for your hunt. Covering everything from a bee sting to your worse case scenario whilst out in the field and under our guidance.

  • Our Environmental Statement


    We take New Zealand’s unique flora and fauna very seriously and have our own Bio-Security requirements as you arrive in New Zealand. This is to ensure that no foreign organisms or threats enter our pristine waterways. Our protection measures include cleaning and freezing your equipment overnight to ensure all threats are benign.

    OUR GUIDES work exclusively for STRAVON and are expected to have an advanced knowledge of all forms of equipment, safety, decorum/etiquette, conservation, entomology, wildlife, habitat and holistic biodiversity in order to better inform our guests of the environment and wilderness areas they are traveling to.

  • The Weather


    What we say to our guests is that they need to layer their clothes so that if the day starts out nice and then in the afternoon turns for the worst they are prepared for both situations. With New Zealand being a island nation we can experience weather from all of the seasons in a 24 hour period, none more so than the areas you’ll find yourself in with us and this is why we pack accordingly.

    STRAVON and it's other sporting destinations are found in regions of New Zealand where the weather and climate can turn for the good or bad within a few short hours. Fortunately, today’s technology with weather updates etc allows us to be updated with Mother Nature’s plans BUT the correct attire - when on safari with STRAVON is absolutely crucial.

    Click here to see our weather forecast...