Kick back and enjoy some NZ hospitality in Cardrona's custom-built cabins
After a hard days' hunting, kick back and enjoy some NZ hospitality in Cardrona's custom-built cabins nestled amongst a stand of pines overlooking the hunting grounds. Local produce will be on the menu and the chilly bin will be stocked. You can hang out on the outdoor deck and take in the beautiful surrounds or relax in the lounge by the cozy fire and yak about the days' events ... we're always keen for a good yarn. You'll even get to go to sleep (if you can) listening to red deer roaring and fallow deer croaking - if that doesn't get your blood pumping for what's ahead we're not sure what will!
You can expect the best with Cardrona Outfitters - extreme hunting, comfortable lodgings, breathtaking views and great company.
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Growing up in South Africa I was exposed to a variety of wild and exotic foods. A passion for cooking developed whilst holidaying on the south coast. Dad would catch the fish and I would cook it.
I went on to study catering management and undertook an apprenticeship at the Durban Hilton hotel. I learnt more about food and was fascinated by products like ostrich and crocodile.
Moving to New Zealand in 2005 I continued to work in kitchens. A head chef in Arrowtown and then in Wanaka. In 2007 I won the Monteiths wild food competition with a trio of curries; including thar, eel and wallaby.
Now living in Lake Hawea I have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful outdoors and all its fantastic trails and tracks. I continue to enjoy cooking seasonal fresh produce, complimenting locally hunted meats and New Zealand grown vegetables.
Hi Simon, I just wanted to thank you for helping me fulfill a long term dream in shooting a trophy elk. I couldn't be happier with the end result – definitely one of the only animals I've ever shot that doesn't suffer ground shrinkage as you get up to it! It just got bigger and bigger! A lot of amazing country was covered in the two days it took to find him - couldn't have done it without your help!
This is the second time I've been hunting with Cardrona Outfitters and it won't be the last (don't tell my wife that though)! Feel free to share my comments as I'd highly recommend you to anyone considering going to NZ hunting!