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Creating Perfect Memories

Big Game Taxidermy NZ operates under the belief that great taxidermy ultimately preserves the moment! That is what an expertly mounted trophy is all about, preserving the moment for your future enjoyment!

By always focusing on perfect form and function, this talented taxidermy team are wholeheartedly dedicated to creating memories. Keep browsing the rest of the site, and get in touch with any inquiries.


Big Game Taxidermy New Zealand Ltd operates from a new purpose-built workshop premises in Kaikoura, Canterbury. Andrew Holt is an experienced Taxidermist and he and his team are available to carry out all your taxidermy and expediting requirements using the latest technology and workroom methods.

They provide a friendly, efficient service and achieve a high-quality product at competitive rates ensuring complete customer satisfaction.

Most of their staff are experienced hunters and have a hunter's appreciation of what animals look like in their natural state.

A mounted trophy provides a hunter with a tangible reminder of a special moment; one when everything came together to provide the opportunity to take a trophy worth preserving. 

It may not be a record-breaking animal, but it is the trophy of your magic moment. Andrew and his team can mount memory for you to hang in your living room or den as a one-off trophy or as part of your collection to be admired for years to come. They are in business to assist any hunter to obtain a lasting trophy worthy of his or her effort.

The company is MAF certified and a Registered Exporter to all countries including the European Union and are pleased to arrange delivery of trophies and expedited skins within New Zealand or overseas. 

They have provided service to clients from countries all over the world including Australia, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Russia, Canada and the United States as well as many local hunters from New Zealand. See the testimonials for feedback from clients on the quality of work and hassle-free service.

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Now Open

Big Game Taxidermy is excited to announce the completed purpose-built workshop. Located in Kaikoura. 


+64 27 410 4171


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Managing Director - Andrew Holt - Director - Janine Holt



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Kaikoura - By phone appointment only

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Bruce Jayne - Alaska

Kevin and I were able to pick up the crate with the taxidermy today.  The crate job was excellent, the shipping was easy, I must say the taxidermy itself is superior.  Great job!  Thanks to all for the great work! 

Dwight Kikuta - Hawaii

Andrew and Janine:  Received my trophy today and the taxidermy work looks terrific.  Exactly how I pictured the pose to turn out.  Thank you for your efforts.  Hopefully, when I return to NZ in Nov, I will have another mount for you to work on.  With warm Aloha. 

Pete Thorne - California

Greetings from California, We have received our mounts.  
You did beautiful work.  We could not be happier. Everything arrived in perfect condition. Geoff was a pleasure to deal with.

Thank you very much

Erik Eike - Hawaii


All of the trophies arrived in good shape and we finally got them cleared through customs.  They are superb.  In fact, I think it is the finest taxidermy work I have seen.  Thank you for an outstanding job.  All are very good, but the full-body mount of the one Tahr is truly outstanding.  I still have it in the garage where it can be seen from the street, and we seem to maintain a pretty good crowd stopping to look.  The possum has been a huge hit as well.

I hope you have a merry Christmas, and a good new year.

Best Regards,
Erik Eike - Hawaii


Seth Fehringer - Utah

Andrew and Janine,

my stag arrived safe and sound. You guys did such a great job, he looks amazing!

Andrew I’m so glad you called me and talked me out of the sneak pose. I love how he turned out. Thank you guys so much. Take care.

Seth Fehringer - Utah

Bruce Barany – Washington

Hope all is well and your summers a good one. Here the nights are getting colder and gardens overflowing.  Your crate arrived in perfect condition and the contents well packed. We are all very pleased with the results of your work and I can say from several experiences the skulls are perfect, high gloss bone white as opposed to varying shades of yellow. Your process is one of the best. Once again thanks for a job well done and our hunting friends in SCI will see your skill.

Best regards,  Bruce Barany – Washington

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