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Wilderness Wild Food Experience

Food is a big part of your Experience with The New Zealand Adventure Company, with strong hunter-gather influences much of these wild food experiences will be intertwined within your New Zealand adventure by your hosts at The New Zealand Adventure Company.

You will experience wild food like: Wild Venison (Deer) – New Zealand Crayfish – Paua (Abalone) – New Zealand Whitebait – Duck – New Zealand Eel – Wild Pig – Tahr – Chamois – Salt and Fresh Water Fish.

In most cases you will be taught how to catch your game, field dress it, prep it then how to cook and enjoy it. Meals will be prepared by your guides or by your own personal chef.  This experience gives you a real appreciation for where your food comes from and an insight to alternatives to the mass produced and wasteful world of food we live in.

Wild Food Experience (Half Day)

This Wild Food Experience takes you on a scenic 4×4 drive into a remote South Island high country station. You will experience majestic alpine vistas as well viewing the workings of a high country farm in action. Your host will share stories and history of the area whilst showing you the most stunning locations the Wanaka area has on offer.

You will be treated to a wild food picnic lunch cooked on sight whilst overlooking some of New Zealand’s most spectacular scenery. You will be taught by your host how to prepare and cook wild foods like shellfish and salt water species native to New Zealand, fresh water fish, wild game like venison, Tahr and wild pork. Your main flavours will be accompanied by fresh salads and vegetable dishes sourced and made from local produce, with a bottle of our finest local wine to finish off the wild flavour experience.

This is the perfect way to spend the day whilst in the Wanaka area. Book your Wild Food Experience today. Peak time for this experience is from November 1 – March 31. Pre-booking is recommended and trips are subject to host availability.

Rates (Duration 4 hours)

$200 per person. Minimum of 2 people and maximum of 4 people per trip.

Add On Experiences

(prices for add on experiences are additional to the above per person rate).

  • Half day guide hunt for red deer $600 per two person – Maximum of 2 people.
  • Half day guided fly fishing $500 per two person – Maximum of 2 people.
  • Rabbit hunt $350 per two person – Maximum of 2 people.
  • Scenic helicopter access POA.
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