Many opportunities are available using Tidal Waters Loglodge as a base.

Red and Fallow Deer are commonly found within an hour’s drive from the Lodge.

Hunt some of the following:

  • Small Game Hunting: Including pheasant, peacock, turkey, and goats which run freely on the surrounding areas to the Lodge.
  • Fallow Deer: The Fallow Roar starts late March and ends late April. The head consists of impressive antlers that can measure up to 70cms in height. A nice coat of deep chestnut colour with white spots in summer changing to dark brown with faded spots in winter. Like to inhabit mixed woodland with dense undergrowth. Introduced into NZ from Europe in the 1850s.
  • Red Deer: The Red Roar starts in late March and ends late April. A popular trophy head averaging 12 points free range hunting and from 12 to 30 points safari hunting. The Red Deer is medium sized with round antlers of 10 or more tines. The head is long and quite boney in appearance.
    The Red Deer was introduced into NZ in the 1850s from Europe.

When is the best time to hunt these small game animals? All year round!

Check out what our guests have to say…

This is an amazing place, especially for nature lovers. Breath-taking views and a big house full of character, very spacious. Very glad we found this treasure!


Stunning views and stunning piece of coastal NZ with plenty of space in a beautiful log house with plenty of entertainment from the resident pets!! Beautiful!


Can’t leave without a few words of acknowledgement. On behalf of all my family, we had a great time, ocean views, mountain views, quietness, great experience. Once again thank you, an awesome place