Wild Goat Hunting Safaris
Australia Wide Safaris operate their Wild Goat safaris on North Goulbourn Island. This island is situated north east of Carmor Plains and offers some of the highest wild goat populations and biggest trophies in Australia.
This completely deserted island is inhabited only by wild goats. There are no predators or other mammals on the island. Thus the population and trophy size has grown unchecked over the years. We take exceptional trophies from the island each year ranging from 33 – 40+ inches (80-100cm). The biggest to date having a spread of 44 inches (110cm).
To access the island we travel either by private air charter (light aircraft or helicopter) direct from Carmor Plains to the island. The flight is 45- 60 minutes. We depart in the morning and take a packed lunch then return in the late afternoon as there is no accommodation or even any other human inhabitants on the island!
The hunting season is year round, however the best times are from April until the end of November. Temperatures during these times vary from 14 degrees at night to 35 degrees in the heat of the day.
Rifle RentalWe provide quality firearms (Blaser, Sauer, CZ Brno, Ruger, Beretta) in a number of calibres, 375 H&H for Buffalo, 308 for Wild Boar and 12 gauge for waterfowl. These rifles are fitted with telescopic sights or express sights. We can arrange your firearm import permits if you wish to bring your own rifle. Read More About Our Rifle Rental
Lodge and AccommodationAustralia Wide Safaris provides first class accommodation and dining for our guests. Our private cabin's are all air conditioned with their own ensuite bathrooms. All meals are carefully prepared by our Chef in the homestead's dining room, over looking the vast flood plains. Breakfast and lunch can be served in the dining room or out on the deck of our gazebo which offers 270 degree views of the floodplains. Local game meats and some of the best Australian beef steaks and Barramundi fish fillets are on the menu daily. View Accommodation Details
Recommended ClothingClothing recommendations on a safari are cool (cotton) long sleeve shirts, long pants or shorts, both are OK. Good walking boots that are comfortable are important and they should be tolerant of water and mud. Water proof boots are not necessary. Bring a good hat and plenty of insect repellent and sun screen. A light coat can be necessary occasionally in the cool mornings.
Cancellation of a safari must be done 4 months before the safari date for a refund. Cancellations less than 4 months before the safari will be credited for a safari at a later date. Deposits and final payments can be made by – international bank transfer, bank cheques, credit cards or cash.