About Us

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Wildside Hunting Safaris NZ

is owned and operated by the husband and wife team of Gerald and Brenda Fluerty.Gerald, a fifth generation professional hunter with over 35 years of hunting experience and has personally guided hundreds of clients on successful hunts over the years. Gerald, Brenda and Wildside’s team of professional hunters are passionate about their clients success and enjoyment and also appreciate the dedication it takes for hunters and their families to travel to New Zealand to hunt with Wildside. Gerald and Brenda confirm their total commitment to the success and needs of their clients and will go above and beyond to ensure the goals and dreams of their hunters and family members are exceeded.

New Zealand is the safest and most beautiful holiday destination in the world

New Zealand has been voted many times as the safest, most beautiful and friendliest country in the world to holiday in and Air New Zealand is one of the world's safest airlines to fly with. Combining your hunt with a holiday in New Zealand has become very popular for our hunters and families and with our US based travel company Esplanade Travel (kit@esplanagetravel.com) a complete hunting holiday itinerary can be custom made to suit all your desires so all you have to do is relax and enjoy the experience of a lifetime.

For the whole family

For the non-hunting members of the family or group there are plenty of activities and attractions to enjoy which could include accompanying the hunters where possible or also exploring the many opportunities for photography, trout fishing and hiking or travel to some of the nearby activities like jet boating, horse riding, kayaking, alpine hiking, sightseeing or cultural and historical tours, winery tours and of course shopping for genuine New Zealand made gifts to take home.


After a hard days hunting and exploring, guests can relax in the comfortable family atmosphere of Wildside's homestead while enjoying the wholesome home cooked kiwi cuisine along with some of New Zealand’s famous beverages.
In the South Island Wildside stays in a number of well appointed homesteads, lodges and cabins like the rugged West Coast’s “Rainforest".


From their base on the southern slopes of the North Island’s highest mountain, the magnificent Mount Ruapehu and adjoining the Tongariro National Park, Wildside Hunting Safaris conducts trophy hunting expeditions over both the North and South Islands for red stag, tahr, chamois, fallow, sika, elk, sambar and rusa along with wild rams, goats and turkey.

Hunting on the wildside

Within a short walking distance of Wildside’s homestead is some the North Island's most outstanding trophy hunting ever to be experienced. On Wildside's exclusive hunting properties is where huge Red Stags, Sika stags, Rusa stags and Fallow Bucks roam in their natural herds and habitat. A habitat that is perfectly suited for the thrilling "spot and stalk" hunting for which Wildside Hunting Safaris is world renown. Also for the angler are the nearby Tongariro and Wanganui rivers and Lake Taupo boasting their world famous fishing for rainbow and brown trout. On the South Island Wildside Hunting Safaris hunts a good number of private properties for Tahr, Chamois and Elk along with over 1M acres of public land with exceptional numbers of both Tahr and Chamois. Wildside Hunting Safaris can take you on the hunt of a lifetime for all New Zealand's trophy animals.

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