Glenora Hunting Adventures, Akitio, Tararua

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Glenora Hunting Adventures

Guided hunting trips - Meat Hunts, Red Stag, Fallow Stag, Arapawa Ram & more ....

Glenora (today known as Ora) was the out Station of Akitio Station back in the early years & comprised of 90,000ac. It was purchased by Francis Armstrong in 1876, and has been handed down through the generations since then. It used to be known as one of the great Stations in the  Wairarapa, North Island of New Zealand. Glenora is now down to 6,700ac & still remains in the Armstrong family today, which is managed by Professional New Zealand hunters Hamish & Pamela Armstrong, son & daughter in law, Tim & Frecks Armstrong along with their 3 children, Michaela, Hamish & Thomas.

Farmers have had to diversify where possible over the past years, & this is where the idea came about to start a New Zealand hunting safari park, along with the new Akitio Glenora Walking trips.

Our Franklin Block was ideal for New Zealand Deer Hunting due to its bushy terrain and is an extremely natural environment for the wild red deer & fallow, along with Arapawa Rams. Franklins is about 900ac, is fully ring fenced & is enjoyed by all of our hunting clients, a lot of whom come back year after year. Some clients come twice a year due to the freedom, humour, relaxation, enjoyment & tranquillity of Glenora Hunting Adventures.

Red deer were first liberated into the area in the 1870's and many a fine stag has been shot since then.  Fallow have been slowly appearing & showing themselves over the past 20 years or so.

Trophy Red Stags are amazing to see, strolling about the park. With their huge racks of timber, you wonder how they can carry such a load!

Arapawa Rams were introduced into our hunting block from the beginning & are becoming extremely popular, with their large curly horns & shaggy wool.

Meat Hunts for our fellow kiwi hunters. Full your freezers with venison. Venison is becoming widely popular, with it's lean meat. Very tasty & versatile.

We cater for all levels of fitness & travel by CanAm around our Franklins block.

Our family & guides welcome you!  To come & experience our wonderful Glenora Hunting Adventure!


Glenora Homestead

  • Two Double guest rooms
  • One with en suite, other bathrooms next door          
  • Overlooking farmland.
  • Games room - pool table & table tennis
  • Lovely open fires, warm & cosy
  • Laundry facilities
  • Separate Guest Lounge
  • Separate TV room, Wifi

Enjoy sitting out on the balcony after your big days hunt with a refreshing drink or enjoy relaxing around the lovely warm open fire on those cooler evenings. Home cooked meals, fresh baking & of course a full cooked breakfast every morning.

The Mai Mai (Tim's Hideout) & Sleepout

The "Mai Mai" is in the main hunting block. Gas cooking, BBQ, power via a generator - everything we need to cook hearty warm winter meals. These are prepared at the Homestead & cooked out here.

The sleepout - 2 rooms which sleep 8 (bunks), very comfortable & cosy. There is also a seperate bathroom block. This includes: Gas shower, flush toilet & vanity, with scenic views looking out over Franklin Lake.

Meals at the "Mai Mai" In the hunting block your meals are cooked on the BBQ or hot casseroles in the crock pot, good for those cooler winter evenings, BBQ cooked breakfast, plunger coffee, fresh breads & of course home baking is sent out with you.

Glenora Hunting Adventures, Akitio, Tararua Enquiry Form


1550 Glenora Road

Phone: +64 6 374 3513


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