Australia is one BIG piece of real estate!
Be prepared for long drive times to and from bowhunting areas. Most of the antlered species are found in the Southeast and Eastern part of the country. The Northern Territory (south of Darwin) is mainly for bowhunting Water Buffalo and Banteng. Trophy fees here are a bit less than New Zealand, but the game is just as plentiful. Here too, all the big game have been imported by early explorers.
Excellent populations of Rusa and Sambar Deer are seen in Australia, along with Red Deer and Fallow Deer. Beautiful scenic coast lines with world class diving areas. Accommodations are “reasonable.” These bowhunting areas are dryer than New Zealand and the bowhunting recommended time frames are the same (March-May). Water Buffalo and Banteng can be bowhunted year around, but best timing is July, August, which is the dry season.
Good fishing and the Northern Territory is famous for the largest Crocks in the world (salt water Crocks can grow to 28 feet in length!). For the adventurous bowhunter, the central part of the country is home for good numbers of wild camels and donkeys, all considered feral game and very small trophy fees.