It is not difficult to bring conventional sporting rifles into New Zealand. A firearms license and import permit are available at the point of entry into the country. You must fill out an online application for the New Zealand Police no less than 14 days before you arrive in New Zealand. Here are some details you will need for your online application:
ADDRESS WHILE IN NZ
2143 Taihape-Napier Road
PLACE WHERE FIREARMS WILL BE STORED WHILE IN NZ
WHO WITH: Shane Quinn
THEIR NZ FIREARMS LICENCE NUMBER: T0120954
PURPOSE OF IMPORTATION: Trophy Hunt Vacation
There is no paperwork required for bringing a bow into New Zealand, but it is advisable to carry your latest hunting license.
Please note that if you are bringing your own firearm, you will need your NZ gun permit and NZ$25 in cash when you arrive at the airport. You must declare your firearm when you arrive and proceed to the police desk in the arrival hall. The police do not accept US currency or credit cards so you are advised to get the NZ$25 from your departure airport.
Click Here to fill out an online Gun importation application
For other useful travel information 2014 Hunting Travel Information.pdf (0.52MB)