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. 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.


(Allow 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 the 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 saltwater species native to New Zealand, freshwater 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.

Peak time for this experience is from November 1 – March 31. Pre-booking is recommended and trips are subject to host availability.

$299 NZD pp 

Minimum 2 people and a maximum of 4 people per trip.