Activities and Attractions
DEER HUNTING • TROUT FISHING • TRAMPING • ADVENTURE
Trout fishing – on your own or guided by foot, boat or helicopter
The Nelson region boasts the “most consistent” fly fishing in the country. The area offers an excellent variety of clear streams and rivers, magnificent lowland and back country settings in pristine and relatively untouched environments. Triple Tui self contained accommodation is accessible to the best fly fishing rivers in the region and Steve is available to take you on day excursions or longer if required. We have a boat (for guided trips only) which enables access to the more remote spots, plus we can organise a helicopter pick up from Triple Tui right beside your cabin.
Contact Triple Tui for guided fishing trips. (Fishing license is required). Steve charges a fee of $300 per day for three days or more, plus petrol if using his vehicle and your own gear.
Hunting – guided day trips, local multi day hunts, learn to hunt, north island trips
Steve is an ex deer culler and has many years experience hunting Sika deer in the North Island – Kaimanawa, Kaweka, Tararua and Ruahine Ranges plus Red deer, Chamois and Tahr in the South Island. He is available to take you hunting for day trips or longer, in and out of the roar. If you are wanting Chamois or Tahr you need to allow more than three days as it is too hard on you and it will diminish your chances of getting an animal.
Have a son or daughter that wants to learn to hunt? Who better to teach them than an ex-culler. Learn how to hunt properly, learn these skills for life. Enrol them on a 7 day course with Steve now.
Triple Tui has a boat (for multi day guided trips only) which gives access to the more remote areas plus helicopter pick ups can be arranged from the property.
Contact Steve for local and/or North Island guided hunting trips. firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve charges $300 per day for multi day hunts of 3 or more days. He has spare gear if you are travelling from overseas and do not wish to bring yours with you. Boat and helicopter rates are extra.
View his website for details – http://freerangehunternz.com/
Tramping / walking
Triple Tui is situated on the border of the Kahurangi National Park. Created in 1996, Kahurangi – meaning treasured possession – is one of New Zealand’s newest and the 2nd largest National Park at 452,000 hectares.
There are more than 570 km’s of walking and tramping tracks in the park. The more popular, longer walks include the Heaphy track and the Wangapeka track, but there are short walks available at most road ends. Entry to the park can be gained from Triple Tui’s Riverstone cabin and just a 10 minute drive gives you access to tracks up to the Lookout Range, from there you can view Mt Owen and get magnificent views over the valley.
There are also some lovely short bush walks on the property.
River walks / swimming holes
The Hope River is a gentle flowing, tea coloured river which runs through Triple Tui, right by the Riverstone cabin. There are many access points where you can wander at your leisure up-river and view old railway bridges, have a picnic, view stunning waterfalls or swim in the clear, cool pools.
Nelson to Glenhope Railway
We are really lucky to have the remnants of the Nelson to Glenhope railway run right by the cabin. It is no longer a railway line but you can still see where it was and may even pick up the odd nail or bolt that was thrown aside when it was dismantled. Walk up the river and discover the abandoned bridges. If you are a railway enthusiast then this track will be of interest to you. The actual Station still stands in a paddock not far from here on the drive to Murchison.
Nelson Lakes National Park
Nelson Lakes National Park protects 102,000 hectares of the northernmost Southern Alps. The park offers a quiet experience of tranquil beech forests, craggy mountains, clear streams, fields of tussock and lakes both big and small. A network of short walks explores the glacial features and forests. Longer tracks climb up through beech forest to viewpoints high above Lake Rotoiti. Talk to Steve about some of the amazing places he has walked to in the Park and which walks will best suit your fitness level.
Whitewater Rafting in Murchison
Exhilarating white water and rugged West Coast scenery which make rafting the Buller Gorge an adventure not to miss. Join “Ultimate descents” on a raft journey through spectacular granite canyons for what is undoubtedly the Buller’s best rafting trip. “With the emphasis on fun and participation” Buller Gorge Rafting could well be the most enjoyable activity on our holiday.
The Natural Flames Experience in Murchison
Visit NZ’s extraordinary HOT spot… burning in Murchison since 1922! Join this half day tour from Murchison town and discover the unexpected flames surrounded by lush ferns. Visit the website to see more and to book www.naturalflames.co.nz