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Welcome to Track and Trail Safaris, at the end of every hunting year we look at how we can best maximise the hunting opportunities for our hunters and maintain and achieve the very best in personal and professional Safaris for our clients.


Our aim is to give you a genuine honest New Zealand hunting adventure along with great New Zealand food and hospitality.

We want you to leave us and New Zealand satisfied that we have met your expectations and much, much more.

With Chris’s two decade’s of guiding experience around the South Pacific, he would have to be one of the most experienced and passionate professional all round hunting guides in the South pacific.

Chris as your guide has worked hard to maintain his professional standard by holding a National Certificate in Firearms Safety and Appreciation and  also holding a National Certificate in Bush Safety and Appreciation and an up-to-date knowledge of comprehensive First Aid for your safety.

As a husband and wife team we draw from knowledge and experience we have gained from many of our own international safari, experiences from around the world including Alaska, Africa, Mongolia, Argentina and others.

With our first hand knowledge we pride our self in to providing a first class guide and outfitter experience along with a fun filled safari for all that have made the journey to us .

Hunt with us in what would have to be, one of the most beautiful pieces of New Zealand country side there is to see in the South Island  Experience spectacular views, and reward yourself with, great achievements as you climb and hunt on some of the very best private Tahr & Red Stag hunting country to be found in the world.

"Track & Trail Safaris" offers one of the most challenging affordable free range foot hunts for a mountain game animal in the world.

Experience what has become known as “The Famous Chris Bilkey Tahr hunt”, Fair Chase, Free range; Tahr hunted on foot on our privately managed property.

Meet the challenge, hunters class this as one of the most rewarding foot hunts you can do in the world today.

While hunting with "Track & Trail Safaris” you will experience true New Zealand hospitality in a lovely home environment with totally one on one attention.

Join us at the days end  in front of a warm fire for a heads up on the days events and be prepared to enjoy some garden fresh home made food with a theme on New Zealand cuisine and anything else you may like  prepared  by your host a chef at heart with 20 years experience in the hospitality industry.

Unwind in your own private bed room & bathroom, “Track & Trail Safaris” is well placed for the non hunter weather it is to step out our back door and wander in some of the most beautiful well established bird sanctuaries, natural bush and flora river walks, all with in 10 minutes walking distance to the beautiful setting of the Geraldine village which offers many interesting shops and cafes to the visitor of New Zealand.

We look forward to seeing you soon to share our part of the world and becoming one of our ever growing hunting family.

Chris & Peg Bilkey

Chris & Peg Bilkey

Your Hosts & Guide - Chris & Peg Bilkey

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Chris & Peg Bilkey
Track & Trail Safaris
7 Waitui Drive, Geraldine
South Island, New Zealand, 7991


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