About Us

Southern Wild | About Us

Southern Wild is the new stand alone store of owners Mark and Leonie Sanders. Previously the store was known as Hamills Wanaka and before that Wanaka Sports which Mark and Leonie owned for nine years. They took the decision to rebrand and strike out along a new path wishing to remain more closely aligned to their core interests and values.  

Born and bred in the South Island of New Zealand, Mark and Leonie spent five years traveling the world before making Wanaka their home in 1998, they have three daughters and use every opportunity they can to get out into the great back yard we are so lucky to have here on our doorstep.

Originally owning a café, they bought into their true passion - Fishing, Hunting & all things outdoors in 2006. They are committed to supplying their customers with the very best service and knowledge they can give.


About Us | Southern Wild


Mark and daughter Daisy, Duck Shooting 2015