Walking here can have you feeling like you're on the set of Jurassic Park... however, instead of dinosaurs (although Moa & Pouakai ruled here long ago) there's a host of native & introduced species living in this timeless wilderness that is exclusively yours to explore & discover.

The Estate caters to all ages & fitness levels BUT make no mistake, Stravon is big country. If you were to flatten the place out, it 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 the explorer, up, down or over the next ridge. Beautiful forests of native bush & trees assist in producing a world class environment for wildlife to exist in. Conservation is at the core of everything we do, something that will become apparent to all guests upon arrival.

The hills date back some 270 millions years 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
    STRAVON is a private estate with exclusive sporting rights over the entire area.  We feel it is our duty to go the extra mile in protecting what remains of our wilderness areas. Conservation is always at the core of what we do, something that will become evident to all guests upon arrival.
  • Into the Wild


    Earth's wilderness areas are not as common as they once were, yet most of the South Island is wild. Here, untamed rivers flow through mountainous terrain where fish & game are in high abundance. Beneath New Zealand's highest peaks & icefields are hundreds of rivers, streams & spring creeks that course their way through vast stretches of undisturbed wilderness.

    *Stravon Safaris holds concessions to land on conservation lands throughout the South Island, providing further wilderness experiences.