Mike and Deborah Wilks have successfully owned and operated South Pacific Safaris New Zealand for over 15 years. Providing International hunters with some of the best hunting to be had in New Zealand, harvesting world class trophies as seen in the photo gallery.
Their exclusively owned property and lodge along with their free-range concession for Tahr and Chamois guarantees you a hunt of a life time.
The hunting lodge offers luxury accommodation with fantastic views and is the only hunting lodge in New Zealand to be positioned looking out towards the Pacific Ocean and surrounding bush clad mountains. Imagine sitting out on the deck looking up to the hunting area and spotting magnificent trophies of red stag, Elk and Fallow deer and at the same time to be looking out over the ocean at huge pods of dolphins!
Mike is passionate about the quality of the trophies and this continues to grow with proven game management. Every red stag is different as is every hunter and we cater for all the different hunting methods, I.e. Games Estate within our ranch, free range, on foot or by use of the Helicopter for access and Wilderness hunts to remote areas.
We have been married of 40 years and both of us have spent our whole lives in New Zealand, enjoying the great outdoors. We have three adult children and five beautiful Grandchildren. When not hunting or fishing we are spending time with our family.
I have been associated with hunting and fishing my entire life and the passion for both started with me going with my grandfather to shoot rabbits as a young boy and this soon developed into hunting bigger game such as red stag and boar.
Having been on several guided hunts and been “the client” I have a sound understanding of the needs and requirements for a successful guided hunting experience and can assure you a hunt of a life time.
I am a proud member of Safari Club International, Dallas Safari Club, Houston Safari club, NRA and the New Zealand Professional Hunters and Guides association. I am not only the Outfitter but also a guide along with Hayden and Liam. Hayden has worked for us for 15 years and is a dedicated hunter and expert hunting guide. Liam is also a passionate hunter with many years’ experience and an excellent hunting guide.