Lewis Pass Weekend Hunt

Trip Leader Peter Freestone

Grade Easy

Capacity 15

Cost 40

Date 06 Aug 22 - 08 Aug 22

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North Canterbury Deerstalkers Association will conduct this trip with all care within its control Wilderness Hunting can be a dangerous activity. Responsibility for normal safety and conduct remains the responsibility of the individuals. Do not extend beyond your capabilities.


NZTopo50 map sheet: BT23 Lewis Pass
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1550504, N5297870

Trip Summary

This will be a Weekend hunt based at Palmer Lodge hunting the Nina Valley and surrounds

  • Hut Rate applies $20/ Night


  • Heating
  • Mattresses
  • Toilets
  • Water from stream
  • Solar Lighting
15 bunk beds

Forms of Hunting Available.

1)       Bush, River flats and Open tops.  The terrain will be a combination of flat and steep alpine terrain.  Potential for snow at this time . Requires a moderate level of fitness and moderate level of hunting experience.  A typical hunt of this kind will take 10 hours and requires a low level of navigation skills. Typical shooting distances are likely to be 200m on the tops but close proximity in the bush.


Required Gear: Staying in Palmer Lodge, parking right outside. Bring Food and Cooking equipment. Bring some fire wood if you have some for the evening debrief around the stove.

Meeting Point: Palmer Lodge