Big Game Hunting in


For those looking to hunt in Australia, our website offers the best outfitters with access to the finest hunting grounds. Whether you're searching for the thrill of the chase in the Outback or a peaceful hunt in the rainforests, we'll match you with the perfect outfitter for your dream hunting adventure. Click the button below to start your search for the perfect hunt in Australia.

Australia is home to some of the world's most unique and diverse wildlife, including kangaroos, wallabies, and wild pigs. Hunting in Australia is highly regulated, with specific hunting seasons and limited quotas in place to ensure sustainability. The country offers a variety of landscapes, from the arid Outback to the lush rainforests of Queensland, providing a unique and diverse hunting experience.

Featured Outfitters

First Class Trophy Taxidermy

First Class Trophy is probably the best taxidermy team in Europe…Their taxidermists have won the titles ‘BEST IN WORLD’ and ‘BEST IN EUROPE’ multiple times. Combine these skills with state-of-the-art logistic service and know-how and you have a safe full-service solution for your valuable hunting trophies when you hunt in Europe and Africa.

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Greg Pennicott Safaris
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We aim to make your Trip of a Lifetime a most rewarding and memorable experience. Our knowledge of the Australian outback and its big game species are second to none. We use this knowledge to provide you with an unforgettable Australian safari at a very affordable price.

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Banteng, Buffalo
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Chris Bilkey Track & Trail Safaris

Chris Bilkey and his wife, Peg, run Track and Trail Safaris as a small, personal outfit. Operating from their comfortable home on New Zealand’s South Island, they are conveniently located near several concessions that, collectively, offer the full range of New Zealand species. Chris’ specialty and first love is free-range hunting.

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Chamois, Deer, Sheep, tahr, Wapiti, Waterfowl, Boar
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Kingham Safaris
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Australia has great hunting but, honestly, in my experience most camps are a bit rough—which is perfectly okay so long as you know what you’re getting into. Bill Webster’s Kingham Safaris is a notable exception!

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Water buffalo, Banteng, Sambar, Hog deer, Javan and Moluccan Rusa, Axis deer, Fallow Deer, Red Stag
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What species are commonly hunted in Australia?

Australia offers a variety of species for hunting, including water buffalo, red deer, sambar deer, and feral hogs. Additionally, several small game animals such as rabbits and birds are popular targets for hunting.

2. What is the best time of year to hunt in Australia? 

The best time for hunting in Australia varies depending on the species. For instance, the rutting season for red deer is around March and April, while water buffalo can be hunted year-round.

3. What gear do I need for hunting in Australia?  

For big game like water buffalo, a big-bore rifle is essential. Lightweight, breathable clothing is advisable given the climate, and a quality pair of binoculars for spotting is also recommended.

4. Can I combine multiple hunts when visiting Australia? 

Yes, multi-species hunts can be organized. Australia's diverse geography allows for a variety of hunting experiences, making it a suitable destination for hunters looking to pursue more than one species during their trip.

5. What are the regulations for bringing firearms into Australia?  

Firearm laws are strict in Australia. You'll need to secure the necessary permits and follow all regulations. It's best to check with your outfitter and the Australian authorities well in advance.

6. How does the climate impact hunting in Australia?  

Australia's climate can be extreme, with very hot and dry conditions in many parts. Proper hydration and sun protection are crucial when hunting here.

7. What level of physical fitness is required for hunting in Australia? 

This depends on the type of hunting you are planning. Some hunts, like those for water buffalo in the Outback, can be very physically demanding, whereas others may not require as much walking.

8. How can Craig Boddington Endorsed Outfitters assist me in planning a hunt in Australia? 

We have partnerships with top-notch outfitters in Australia who specialize in various types of hunts. We can match you with an outfitter who best fits your hunting needs and preferences.

9. Is it possible to get local guidance or outfitters in Australia through Craig Boddington Endorsed Outfitters?  

Absolutely! We can connect you with experienced, local outfitters who know the ins and outs of hunting in Australia, ensuring that you have a successful and memorable hunting experience.

10. I'm considering a guided red deer hunting trip in Australia. Can Craig Boddington Endorsed Outfitters recommend an outfitter experienced in this type of hunt?  

Absolutely! We have connections with top-notch hunting operators in Australia who are experts in red deer hunting. They can help ensure you have a memorable and successful hunting experience.

The CBEO Experience

At Craig Boddington Endorsed Outfitters, we value transparency, integrity, and the absolute best in hunting experiences. We believe that each hunt is more than just a price tag - it's a personalized journey for every hunter while we cannot list specific prices like the impersonal hunting directories out there you may have seen, we want to emphasize that we hand-pick outfitters known for their impeccable service, expert knowledge, and fair pricing. We understand that a hunt is an investment and we are committed to ensuring our clients get the best possible return - in experience, satisfaction, and the thrill of the hunt.

What Does the CBEO Endorsement Mean?
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  • Endorsement by Craig Boddington, a hunting legend with over four decades of experience in outdoor journalism, is a testament to the quality and reliability of the hunting outfitter.
  • Our boots on the ground vetting means each endorsed outfitter is ensured to offer top-notch, expert knowledge, and a high standard of animal welfare and conservation.
  • Craig's endorsement are not influenced by sponsorships or partnerships. They are solely based on Craig's honest, personal experience and assessment.
  • Craig's endorsement outfitters understand that pricing is more than just a cost - it's the value you receive from a meticulously planned and executed hunt.
Booking and Pricing:
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  • We connect you with the outfitter directly for pricing and details. This ensures a personalized service tailored to your specific needs and expectations.
  • We ensure that all pricing is fair, competitive, and representative of the top-tier service offered by our endorsed outfitters.
  • By dealing directly with the outfitter, you avoid any third-party fees or commissions.
  • We are not a booking agency and accept no commissions. This means there is NO MARKUP on your hunt.
At CBEO, we're here to guide you to the right outfitter for your next great hunt. It's about more than cost - it's about Trust, Trophy Quality, Safety, and Your Reputation.