Monarch’s hunting areas total over 100,000 acres and have some of the best red stag hunting you can experience. During the “roar”, the stags bellow there mighty roars, echoing through the valleys and is a magical time to be in the hills, pursuing this great animal.

Monarch prides itself on being able to deliver the best outdoor experience, and helping the hunter achieve their goal. Monarch’s guides are all NZPHGA registered and have a great passion for the outdoors and look forward to sharing what we have to offer with you.

Our clients have full exclusive use of our stations, to ensure the emphasis on privacy and making your dream hunt come true.

Hunters often add extra animals onto their hunt such as Tahr, Chamois, Fallow Buck, Elk, and Arapawa Rams, all of which roam Monarch’s properties.



  • We can tailor the hunts to match you fitness
  • Although we will access the hunting area in our 4WD you need a medium level of fitness to pursue some stags or retrieve your trophy


  • The Red Stags are in hard antler from February to August. Our most popular time is during the the rut or ‘roar’ as it is called in New Zealand. This takes place usually from mid March to the third week of April.


Monarchs hunting areas offer something for all hunters. Whether it’s 5 star luxury or a humble mountain abode, Monarch has something for everyone. Rolling hills to high mountain crags, rippling tussocks to bush clad gullies, sometimes you forget to hunt when immersed in our hunting playground.

 Red Stag, Fallow, Chamois, Tahr and rams each occupy their own spaces. From spectacular high country, with crystal clear mountain rivers, native bush gullies and open tussock mountain tops, a trip here and you won’t want to leave. Our hunting areas are close by to other activities so families are well entertained and looked after if they are non hunters.

One of our hunting properties, located at the foot of the southern alps. It is a remarkable property amongst some truly big mountains. Holding some great animals, as a hunter you won’t leave disappointed! With Mt Hutt as a backdrop, and the mighty Rakaia River a stone’s throw away, this location certainly is hard to beat.

Probably the best outfitted hunt I have ever been on. Beautiful lodge and property. The guides were top notch and extremely professional. The food was excellent and everybody in the organization was a pleasure to deal with. They all went above and beyond to make sure we had a great time.


“What an experience! Luke’s knowledge of the station we hunted and his consummate skills as a guide made for fantastic hunting.  We saw lots of game and two spectacular stags, one of which became mine. Thanks Luke and the Monarch staff for making my hunt of a lifetime happen. We will do this again!”

- Mark schuck -

What a epic trip New Zealand has been, just finished up hunting. We took 24 animals, Henryshot 5 different species, dad took 4 different species and I took 11 different species. Stag,Wapiti, Goat, Boar, Sheep, Turkey, Whitetail, Wallaby, Fallow, Tahr, and Chamios. Monarch New Zealand is simply the best in the business thanks Luke Romano for running a top shelf outfitting business, cheers!!

Thanks Luke! We had an awesome weekend. Jonty was pumped after shooting his first Red Stag and sticking his first pig.

- Chris Glassford -

Whether it was trophy hunting or meat harvesting, going hunting with Luke was a great time and really successful too. And the locations that Monarch takes you too were some of the best landscapes in New Zealand!!!! Our hunting adventure was a real experience in such a beautiful part of the world.

- Justin Long -