Absolute Wilderness Meals

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Big range of Freeze-dried meals.

Made in Nelson, New Zealand.

Designed to taste amazing wherever you are.



This tasty breakfast meal is super filling with banana and coconut in a spiced brown sugar porridge. Best of all no messy dishes to clean afterwards.

Gluten Free / Vegetarian.

Ingredients: Milk, Banana, Rolled Oats, Coconut Flesh, Brown Sugar, Salt, Spices


Eggs are a great source of high quality protein, so what not have them with tasty bacon, chives and our zesty hollandaise sauce? This breakfast meal is packed with energy to keep you going all day, and with its awesome flavour its an Absolute Wilderness team favourite.

Gluten Free.

Ingredients: Egg, Milk, Bacon [pork, water, salt, sugar, mineral salt (450,451,500), dextrose, antioxidant (316), preservative (250), colour (124)], Onion, Hollandaise Sauce [sunflower oil (antioxidant (306)), olive oil, egg yolk, water, lemon juice, white wine vinegar, salt, sugar, black pepper, colour (160a)], Canola Oil, Lemon Juice, Salt, Chives, Pepper


Gluten Free. Creamy organic yoghurt sweetened with New Zealand West Coast honey and raspberries. This can be a light breakfast, a snack or added to muesli.

Ingredients: Yoghurt [skim milk, cream, milk solids, cultures (including Lactobacillus acidophilus)], West Coast Honey, Raspberries (10%)

Contains: Milk



This meal is a game changer, the first in our line of cold rehydrating meals. Instead of boiling water, this meal only needs cold water and a few minutes to be ready to eat. We’ve used raisins, almonds, mint and a tangy Dijon dressing to make this a super tasty on the go meal.


Ingredients: Water, Couscous, Raisins, Almonds, Canola oil, Lemon juice, Dijion Mustard [water, mustard seed, salt, sugar, food acid, tumeric], Citrus peel [mixed citrus peel], Mint, Salt, Tumeric, Sugar, Pepper
Contains: Tree Nuts, Gluten


Bacon Mash

Our Bacon Mash has been designed right from the start to be amazing. We’ve used specially selected potatoes to give a deliciously creamy texture, and we’ve combined real bacon, onion and chives to turn it into a complete meal.

Gluten Free.

If you’re looking for hot food in a hurry our Bacon Mash is one of the fastest rehydrating meals out.

Ingredients: Potato, Bacon (pork, water, salt, sugar, mineral salt (450, 451, 500), dextrose, antioxidant (316), sodium nitrite (250), colour (124)), Milk, Onion, Canola Oil, Chives


Our spicy Texas style beef chili with loads of beans! Perfect for those trips where you know you’re going to be hungry and you need some serious food to get you through.

Gluten Free.

Ingredients: Red Kidney Beans, Beef Mince, Tomatoes [tomatoes, acidity regulator (330)], Onion, Onion Powder, Cumin Seed, Brown Sugar, Salt, Spices

May Contain: Sesame


Our take on an Italian classic. We’ve mixed our authentic tomato and basil sauce with prime New Zealand beef mince and spiral pasta to give you a complete meal perfect for a winter dinner.

Ingredients: Tomatoes [tomatoes, acidity regulator (330)], Mince, Water, Pasta, Onion, Bacon, Canola oil, Garlic, Basil, Beef stock, Salt
Contains: Gluten


One of our most popular meals, this mild curry is packed with tender chicken, potato and pumpkin. Perfect as a meal on its own, it can be shared with a friend on rice or noodles to make a meal for two.

Ingredients: Chicken, Pumpkin, Potato, Coconut Cream [natural coconut cream, stabiliser (xanthan gum, carrageenan)], Water, Onion, Red Curry Paste, Canola Oil, Garlic, Lemon Juice, Fish Sauce

Contains: Fish, Soy, Crustacea

Gluten Free.


We designed this meal with vegetarian trampers in mind. Our blend of spices is beautifully balanced in natural yoghurt and the mix of potatoes, chickpeas, lentils and coconut make it super hearty – perfect after a long day in the bush.


Ingredients: Potato, Chick Peas, Lentils, Yoghurt [skim milk, cream, milk solids, cultures (including lactobacillus acidophilus)], Onion, Coconut Flesh, Canola Oil, Lemon Juice, Ginger, Garlic, Garam Masala, Coriander, Tumeric, Salt, Onion Powder, Chili

Contains: Milk, Gluten



Our Wilderness Stew is made with prime beef mince, a rich red wine sauce and lots of potatoes and green beans. This meal was designed for and tested in the South Island wilderness. 

Ingredients: Mince, Potato, Red Wine, Onion, Bacon [pork, salt, sugar, mineral salt (450,451,500), dextrose, antioxidant (316), preservative (250), colour (124)], Tomato Paste, Green Beans, Canola Oil, Garlic, Beef Stock

Contains: Gluten


We’ve taken the classic Indian curry and made it into a delicious one pot meal perfect for the New Zealand wilderness. In addition to the tender chicken we’ve added lots of carrots and lentils to provide energy. You could share this on rice with a friend, but it tastes so good we’re sure you won’t want to.

Gluten Free.

Ingredients: Chicken, Carrot, Onion, Yoghurt [skim milk, cream milk solids, cultures (including lactobacillus acidophilus)], Tomato Paste, Lentils, Butter Chicken Paste, Canola Oil

Contains: Milk


This vegetarian mash is like New Zealand on a plate, kumara from Northland, saffron salt from Marlborough and potatoes from Southland. It rehydrates super fast and is great as a main or a side dish for two.

Ingredients: Kumara, Potato, Milk, Canola Oil, Saffron Salt, Onion Powder

Contains: Milk


This mouth-watering vegetarian risotto has loads of tasty button mushrooms, onion, chives with a local Sauvignon Blanc wine and vegetable stock to add body. It’s also super quick to rehydrate.

Ingredients: Mushrooms (20%), Onion, Arborio Rice, Sauvignon Blanc (wine), Canola Oil, Vegetable Stock, Lemon Juice, Chives, Salt, Pepper

Contains: Gluten