Welcome to Tongariro Taxidermy

— Michael Rowntree - Turangi - New Zealand —

  • Specialising in Game Heads and Trout

About me

I grew up in Turangi, where I gained a passion for the outdoors and wildlife from an early age. I was always fascinated by nature and all the creatures in it, from ants to elephants. David Attenborough, Jacque Cousteau were my idols.
Fly fishing for trout, duck hunting, rabbit shooting and eventually deer hunting became my passions and a great respect for these animals was instilled in me. Eventually I became a trout fly fishing guide which I did on and off for almost twenty years.
Taxidermy always amazed me as you could see creatures up close, frozen in time. Now later in life I have had the opportunity to go and study under Joel Zimmermann in Pennsylvania USA and start my journey as a Taxidermist.
Michael Rowntree


Shoulder mount Price
Sika $1050
Fallow $1050
Whitetail $1050
Rusa $1050
Wild Goats $1050
Chamois $1050
Tahr $1050
Sambar $1250
Wapiti/Elk $1500
Red Stag $1250
Estate Red Stag $1500
*Wall pedestals add extra $250


Skin wall mount fish Price
Trout up to 80cm $950
Trout over 80cm $12.50 per cm
*does not include a backboard


Michael Rowntree
ph: 021 02568995

Questions are welcome.

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