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Fiordland Winter Wapiti Weekend

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Something for everyone!

  • Night at the movies. 
  • Trade shows with goods for sale. 
  • Wild foods and of course refreshments . 
  • Cooking shows from Withwild chef, Dariush Lolaiy
  • Health and wellness, conservation, hunting and shooting seminars. 
  • Photo Competitions + Prize giving.
  • Histrionic Wapiti display. 
  • Saturday night fundraising Auctions + Guest speaker Ken Tustin.

The Fiordland Wapiti Foundation and Te Anau is proud to announce the Winter Wapiti Weekend, a unique gathering for hunting and outdoor enthusiasts. Taking place in a scenic Te Anau the gate way to Fiordland, this event will bring together attendees, events and stall holders who share a passion for the great outdoors and all things hunting. The Fiordland Wapiti Foundation is committed to promoting sustainable hunting and wildlife conservation, and the Trade Fair will be a platform to raise awareness and support for these important issues. With a focus on education and community, the event promises to be a memorable experience for all who attend.

Film premiere | ‘Beyond the Odds’ | Fri 30 June | Fiordland Cinema
he story of the Fiordland Wapiti Foundation that has been two years in the making. Be one of the first to see this epic showcase—a behind the scenes documentary of the most successful hunter-led conservation project in New Zealand. This docco has a local-focussed insight into the day-to-day work carried out by the FWF volunteer team, the projects they are presently undertaking, the challenges they face, and the spin-off for the surrounding Southland community. (Multiple session times with repeat screenings Saturday and Sunday).

Trade Show | Sat 1—Sun 2 July | Fiordland Community Events Centre
The Trade Show will feature a wide variety of exhibitors showcasing the latest gear and equipment, including hunting rifles, bows, and accessories, as well as outdoor clothing and footwear. Visitors will have the opportunity to talk to experts in the field, learn about new products, and compare different brands.

Seminars (During the Trade Show)

For those interested in hunting, there will be demonstrations and seminars on a range of topics, including conservation, survival skills, animal tracking, and ethical hunting practices. Experienced hunters will share their knowledge and answer questions from attendees, making the Trade Fair an invaluable learning experience for those looking to improve their hunting skills.

Viv Donald Fundraiser Evening | 7pm, Sat 1 July | Fiordland Community Events Centre

We will be hosting an Online Silent Auction from Fri 23rd June until the Sat 1st July 9pm. The Auction will close during our Viv Donald Fundraising Event. Items available for auction include; Original, Framed, Viv Donald Bull Drawing by Sam Poots, Southern Secret Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise for two, Full Day Meat hunt Experience for two, x2—Fiordland Ultimate Holiday for two, Flight for one, 1h 30m with an FWF Team Member, x4—Viv Donald Bull, Whiskey Decanter and Glasses, Martins Bay Adventure for four, The Last Ever Wapiti Hunt with Roy Sloan, Southern Lakes Heli & FWF +delicious finger food and licensed bar

 📣 Featuring Guest Speaker, Ken Tustin

So, whether you’re a seasoned hunter or just looking to learn more about the great outdoors, the Winter Wapiti Weekend is the perfect event for you. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to connect with like-minded people, learn from the experts, and experience the best of what Fiordland has to offer.

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    Full refund available up till Sunday 25 June 2023