Te Henga Hunting NZ


We offer an authentic accommodation experience, self-contained real New Zealand huts with all the basics for a perfect hunters retreat.


Cryson Hut

Red Stag Block

The cosy hut is situated at the bottom of the Ruahine Ranges in the heart of New Zealand back country.


– Sleeps four in 2 comfortable bunk beds
– Fire for heating
– Gas cookers
– No power
– Access by 4WD

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Te Henga Hunting Homestay - Central North Island, N Z

Batley Homestead

Fallow Deer Block

If you are after a more luxurious stay in the Moawhango Valley 15mins from Taihape town (Fallow Deer Block) 30min drive to Elk Hunting at Ngatarua 1hour drive to Red Stag Hunting at Cryon the Batley Homestead is for you.

Built at the turn of last century this has been the home to the Batley family through the generations and one of the oldest homestead’s in the district.

In the 1880’s one of New Zealand’s early Prime Minister’s stayed at the homestead, but this is the first time outside guests have been invited to enjoy the elegant house set on beautiful grounds and surrounded by history.

With artwork dating back to the 1700’s adjourning the walls and much of the original English furniture beautifully preserved this is an exclusive opportunity to experience a taste of colonial New Zealand with a touch of modern luxury.

Open fires roar throughout the expansive house and with four bedrooms, a drawing room and dining room / library, there is plenty of room to relax in style, with all the modern comforts non-hunters might require.

Note; this is an extra cost on top of the daily rate POA.

Your Hosts

This land has been family owned for 5 generations and Te Henga Hunting established in 1998.
We know the terrain and all this place has to offer,
we look forward to working alongside you to create the ultimate hunting experience.

The Batleys - Te Henga Hunting NZ

John & Robin Batley

Te Henga Owners

John and Robin Batley are the proud owners of Te Henga Hunting and all the properties which the hunting takes place on. In conjunction with free range hunting they also run full farming operations which include sheep, cattle and deer.

Hosts - Te Henga Hunting NZ

Jimmy & Ariana Barrett

Head Guide and Host

Head guide Jimmy Barrett and wife Ariana Barrett are working alongside John and Robin to offer a hunting experience detailed to your needs. Jimmy an avid hunter and outdoorsman himself holds these animals with the utmost respect.