Head guides Matt Breach and Chris Wise have a passion for the outdoors and now that passion is being shared with like minded individuals and groups who want to experience the New Zealand outdoors from the perspective of a local hunter/ gatherer.
Originally from the Bay of Plenty region, Matt's passion and knowledge for fishing and diving has grown into over 30 years experience. Whether it's Trout, Kingfish, Marlin or diving for Lobster and Abalone, he'll get you on the spot with the right gear and techniques to be successful.
Now when it comes to Hunting New Zealand's big game species Chris Wise is in a league of his own! He consistently produces the goods for Total Safari clients and when teamed up with his pack of purpose bred "Pig Dogs" the results and "big boars" can be spectacular.
Both guides hail from Maori decent (Ngati Porou and Atihau o Paparangi tribes) so they are able to provide a unique insight into hunting and gathering from a Tangata Whenua perspective (People of the land).
Kaitiakitanga and Manaakitanga (guardianship over the land and Caring for visitors) are core to the Total Safari Philosophy and online reviews on their Facebook and TripAdvisor pages is testament to that.
With a combined total of nearly 50 years of hunting, fishing and diving experience throughout the countries many regions, Matt, Chris and their crew are able to tailor make experiences to help people put more "ticks" on their bucket lists.
Whether its trophy stags and boars to line pulling beasts from the deep, these two and their associates can get the job done. They'll put you in the right place, at the right time, with the right gear, to ensure your best chance at success and they have been doing just that consistently for their clients since 2010.
So if your looking for easy going, flexible guys to spend your time with and get you the result you''re after - you won't regret choosing Total Safari New Zealand.