Rata Maire

Rata Maire is a world-class hunting facility in the central mountains of New Zealand’s North Island. This destination provides hunters from all over the world the opportunity to take world-class Red Stag, Fallow Deer and an abundance of other species in their natural habitat with fair chase conditions.

Rata Maire is a privately owned hunting reserve complete with an on-site lodge. Our goal is to provide hunters with a complete trophy hunting experience with unrestricted hunting, scenic views, and world-class trophies.

Tony Punch

Proprietor/Professional Hunter

Rata Maire hunting facility is approximately 5,000 acres of privately owned land in the central part of New Zealand’s North Island. We are located about 20 miles southwest of Taumarunui, at 2500 feet elevation. The topography is steep. We like to say that “we graze both sides of an acre.”

Annual rainfall in our area is about 50-100 inches per year with a few winter flurries of snow. The high precipitation provides ample lush feed, allowing for the development of some magnificent, well-fed animals.