About Us

Carrie, Jenny and Ken.

Seriously Outdoors is owned by Ken and Gill McCann and managed by Ken. He is the outdoors fanatic and Gill is the fitness guru.
Born in Taumarunui in 1955, Ken has lived and worked in this region his entire life, with a successful career in the electrical reticulation industry that spanned 30 years.

A deep passion for the outdoors lead Ken and Gill to start Seriously Outdoors in May 2001.
The business started its life as The Big Outdoors Experience, but went through a rebranding programme in 2008 to more closely reflect the specialist nature of its retail offering.

Ken’s passion and love for hunting and fishing, both fresh and saltwater, started with his parents when he was about five years old, and he is still as keen now as he was then.
Ken has a wealth of knowledge on the King Country and Ruapehu region, built up from many years of hunting, fishing, tramping and working in this wonderful environment.

Carrie’s 1st Fallow Stag


Carrie is a local girl having moved to Mapiu with her family as a 7 year old back in the 80’s. She started with us back in 2011 and comes from a background of Outdoor Leadership. Prior to staring at Seriously Outdoors she worked as an Outdoor Instructor at Hillary Outdoors and enjoyed sea kayaking, climbing and tramping. Since starting with us, she has purchased a rifle and a hammock and has taken up hunting. She is passionate about the area and loves getting out when she can to enjoy all that is has to offer.