Good planning will make your New Zealand hunt a breeze to execute.
I was overwhelmed and pretty stressed out while planning our trip to the South Island. But from the time I got to the airport until I returned home again, the trip was pretty dang effortless.
That might come as a surprise considering that I completely forgot to fill out a couple of forms until the last minute and missed my connection after re-entering US Customs on the return flight. On the whole though, the trip was easy, and the experience was priceless.
Here is a quick and dirty breakdown of how to plan your travel logistics for your DIY hunt-of-a-lifetime in New Zealand.
Remember, it may seem like a lot at first, but if you follow the steps as they are laid out, you won’t have anything to stress out about.
First Things First
If you haven’t read through the previous articles in the New Zealand...
If you are wondering how much a DIY hunt in New Zealand is going to cost, the answer might surprise you...
There are so many variables that go into estimating a hunt cost that it's hard to give you more than just a broad range for the total hunt cost.
For instance, I don’t know if you are thinking of staying in NZ for one week or for three weeks. Will you eat out every meal? Stay in hotels or camp on the roadside? Take a couple helicopter rides into hunting grounds or hike in from the road? Expedite your trophies through a taxidermist or boil them in the driveway of your Airbnb?
Obviously, you can take a minimalistic approach and spend as little as possible, or you can take advantage of your ‘holiday’, as they say in New Zealand, and treat yourself to some comforts.
The bottom line is, if you like adventure and you are on a budget, then you are going to love New Zealand.