The snow and glaciers of New Zealand’s highest peaks spawn hundreds of gushing streams, rivers and lakes across a landscape that’s silence is as large as it is vast. This unspoiled frontier lies only a stones throw from STRAVON and is at the centre of our angling operations in the South Island.
DARK SKY is the ideal location to explore trout fishing in all its forms, from rugged white water mountain streams where rainbow trout rule to sublime spring creek upstream dry fly waters where big browns rise all day long, this is a place where alluvial freestone rivers, mountain streams, spring creeks and lake delta all come together. 
Oh and one more thing... when the sun sets you'll find yourself under the spell of the world's largest Dark Sky Reserve. Buckle in for an experience light years ahead of the rest.


  • Dark Sky


    Game:  Brown Trout / Rainbow Trout / Salmon
    Season:  November to April
    Water:  Rivers / Lakes
    Native:  Kakï / Black Stilt - world’s rarest wading bird.
                  Kea - world's only alpine parrot. 
                  Whio / Blue Duck 
    Inclusive:  Stravon Guide
    Other:  Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park *
                 Aoraki Mackenzie Dark Sky Reserve
                 *Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Area
    19 peaks over 3,000 meters including the iconic Aoraki/Mount Cook provide the  backdrop that plays home to the Kakï & Whio both whom live for the fast flowing, braided river systems produced from the National Park. There's another 40 or so species of birds to be found here, perhaps the most famous of these is the Kea, the world’s only alpine parrot. 
  • Flylife

    Dark Sky