Single and multi-day fishing trips
throughout NZ

Fishing in New Zealand

Zane Grey described Aotearoa (New Zealand) as the Anglers El Dorado and many a fisherman since then have come to realise he knew what he was talking about. There are so many wonderful species to target and Total Safari NZ does it all!  Trout fishing beautiful lakes and streams, game fishing in the blue water for Marlin and Tuna, or dropping baits onto offshore reefs for XXXL Grouper, Bass, Kingfish and Snapper.  

We offer whole day, overnight, or multi-day trips and we travel all over the country targeting New Zealand's fishing hot spots. We work with only New Zealand best charter boats and have our own deadly fleet of Senator boats that are easily transportable within regions for hire. This flexibility allows us to fish multiple places or even switch coasts, it also gives us the ultimate flexibility to cope with adverse weather conditions on your trip.  

We have packages for fishing the Ranfurly Banks, Inshore Bay of Plenty, White Island, Te Kaha and Waihau Bay. Further South we have Wellington and the Kapiti Coast and Marlborough Sounds. For the Trout enthusiasts we also fish the lakes and rivers of the lower and Central North Island.

Our Specialist Fishing Trips


Whakaari/White Island

Whakatane/White Island

Available Mid November - April

Up to 6 people 

Fishing in New Zealand does not get much better than around White Island.


Monster Kingfish, delicious deepwater Bluenose and Grouper and in the summer months game fish like Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Swordfish and more.

This is one of our favourite places to “wet a line”. We offer full day trips or 'live aboard' overnight charters with this area's top boats and skippers.

Package includes:

  • A tailor made day (or two) fishing with us and our premium charter partners to target the species of your choice. 

  • Accommodation and airport transfers from Rotorua or Tauranga Airports can be arranged, just let us know and we will sort it!

Overnight trips from $650 per person
Day trips from $450 per person


3-DAY Bay of Plenty 

Pukehina Beach 

Available: Mid November - April

A 3-day trip to the beautiful Bay of Plenty region (for up to 4 people).


Targeting inshore fish such as Snapper, Kingfish Tarakihi and Trevally. Or head to Iconic offshore locations like Mayor or White island targeting trophy game fish or delicious treats from the deep.


We also cater for experienced divers/spearos with crayfish/lobster, mussels and scallops over summer. And if that was not enough, the Rotorua lakes and streams are just down the road teaming with some of the worlds largest rainbow and brown trout.

Price includes:


  • 3 days fishing with the Total Safari NZ team and premium local charters.

  • 2 nights accommodation in Coastal Airbnb style accommodation.

  • All Breakfast, lunch, dinner and non-alcoholic beverages.

  • All equipment including, fishing rods, bait and tackle.

  • Preparation of all seafood for taking home.

$4,850 per group of up to 5 people


3-DAY Eastern Escape 

​Eastern Bay of Plenty
(Whakatane-Hicks Bay)

Available: Mid November - April

4 Day Fishing trip (for up to 5 people) to the Eastern Bay of Plenty. Fish and dive amazing locations like the world famous Ranfurly Banks, Te Kaha and Waihau Bay.


Target amazing trophy and table fish as we tour through this stunning region. Monster Grouper, Bass, Kingfish, Snapper and over the summer months (January- April) this area is a mecca for Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna and in June/July Bluefin Tuna.

Price includes:


  • 3 days fishing with Total Safari NZ and premium local charter boats.

  • 3 nights holiday home style accommodation.

  • All meals and non-alcoholic beverages.

  • All equipment including rods, bait and tackle.

  • Preparation of seafood for taking home.

$6,500 per group of up to 5 people

What our clients are saying...

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Marc, March 2019

I’ve been using total safari for the last 3 years for trips and have advised on all trips what I would like to target, every trip has delivered results of pigs, deers, kingfish and endless fish.


Matt fully knows what he’s doing and I would highly recommend any of his trips and I can’t wait to book my next adventure with these guys...


Abrie, May 2020

Great day out with amazing guys. Awesome support and exhilarating experience. 


An absolute must if you want to bag a beautiful animal and find yourself in the best scenery the North island can offer.


Shannon, 2016

Outstanding! Matt was an excellent guide with very in depth knowledge of the area and hunting in general. He was very professional and an excellent teacher when it came to showing a few of the lesser experienced lads how to stalk, dispatch and gut our kills.


Me and the boys can't stop talking about how much we enjoyed our trip and can't wait to start planning another one with the guys from Total Safaris NZ.


Eugene, 2016

Can I just express our thanks to Matt, Chris & Dean for a great hunting and fishing experience over a five day period. As well as being great guides you guys are great hosts with entertaining personalities. recommend you to anyone who wants a unique hunting and fishing experience where flexibility is not an issue with the clients end goal experience being paramount. You guys will be seeing myself and Daniel again for another great adventure.