From the 1850s to the early 1900s many species of deer, tahr, chamois, trout, salmon and even moose were introduced here for sport and food.
In those early days there were three things that brought you to these lost islands - you were either moving here, visiting The Pink and White Terraces OR you travelled here for the sport - in a country that fast became known as a mecca for hunting & fishing.
This, in turn heralded in the age of the professional guide. From the great Jim Muir to the modern day guide at Stravon you'll discover guidance that not only encompasses the duties of a professional guide but those of a butler, motivational coach & lifeguard and by the end of it all... a good mate.
New Zealand may be a long way away but her rewards are great and we would love nothing more than to show this magnificent country and her bounty to you.