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Gear List

The weather in New Zealand can be very unpredictable, so it is important that you bring enough gear and clothing to be comfortable in all conditions. 


It is not uncommon to experience 'four seasons in one day' so quality rain gear and light weight, packable, warm clothing is essential. 


Fleece, wool or wool blend clothing like Under Armour, First Lite and Kuiu are well suited to our conditions, so please leave the cotton at home! 


Keep in mind that if you are on a back pack hunt, you will be carrying everything with you until a base camp is set up - heavy, bulky clothing is not recommended. If we are hunting on private land, we will likely drive right to the base camp so a few heavier luxuries are ok. 

Southern Sky Outfitters has a range of quality equipment available for our clients use - please let us know prior to your hunt if you require anything from this list.

Click here for a printable PDF version of our gear list. 

*Please note that we will provide camping gear such as tents and cooking equipment (incl. plates, cups, utensils). 


Waterproof rain jacket

Waterproof over trousers

Down/insulated jacket

Fleece long sleeve top/ wind stopper

Short sleeve top

Long johns/thermal bottoms x 2

Long sleeve thermal tops x 2

Long trousers


3-5 x pairs of good, warm woollen socks

Wool/warm hat or beanie

Cap or sun hat

Gloves x 2 pairs


Good mountain boots - (they'll need to be very clean to clear NZ customs) preferably leather with rigid sole. Brands like Lowa, Meindl, Kenetrek all perform well in our conditions. 

Sunglasses - if mountain hunting


Backpack - 70 litre at least

Pack liner - big survival bag/liner to keep gear dry

Rain cover for pack

Daypack - 20-40 litre

Firearm - we can provide these, but click here if you're wanting to bring your own.

Ammunition x 3 boxes (if bringing your own gun)

Four season sleeping bag - 700 loft minimum

Sleeping mat - Thermarest or quality equivalent

Walking sticks - collapsible is best

Head light - plus spare batterys or charging cables

Knife or Havelon

Binoculars - preferably 10 x 42

Other Personal Items

Toiletries - tooth brush, tooth paste etc

Camera or phone

Water bottle - at least 1 litre

Medication (own personal stuff - ie inhaler, prescription drugs etc)

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