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.
Awesome experience! Everything about the trip was first class and exceeded all my expectations. I would not think of going to New Zealand with anyone else. Simon went out of his way to attend to everyone’s needs and ensure that they had a memorable trip. The game animals were plentiful and Simon made sure that everyone had great opportunities to take the trophies they were after. I highly recommend Cardrona Outfitters and Simon Hawkins for your New Zealand hunting experience.