New Zealand Hunting at its best

Lake Hawea Hunting Safaris has been offering New Zealand Hunting since 1993. New Zealand hunting and our guiding service is based around Red stag huntingtahr hunting and chamois hunting, Lake Hawea Hunting Safaris offers hunting packages for these three main game animals plus further New Zealand hunting species, Whitetail, Fallow, Sika, Elk, Awapara ram, Goat, Boar and small game. With our detailed follow up info we can lay out all the options and make sure you know which New Zealand hunting package is right for you.

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New Zealand Hunting Packages

Adventurous wilderness hunting packages or exclusive private land hunting packages, we can make it happen with our enthusiastic, experienced and professional team and our no surprises all smiles way of operating. We will build a New Zealand hunting package that suits you.

Red Stag Hunting NZ - Gold Medal Red Stag

Tom Edgley with his New Zealand red stag, guided by Outfitter Chris McCarthy

New Zealand Hunting - Our strengths

Free-range New Zealand hunting for tahr, chamois, fallow and free-range red stags. We are one of the few outfitters left in New Zealand hunting offering traditional free-range hunting. Chris McCarthy your New Zealand hunting Outfitter and guide offers unrivalled knowledge and professionalism to help you achieve your hunting goals. With Lake Hawea Hunting Safaris you can also hunt estate animals as big as anyone else in the country can offer, but we have the unique option of being able to offer genuine free-range New Zealand hunting as well.

New Zealand Hunting - Bull Tahr at 5 metres


Book a hunting package with Lake Hawea Hunting Safaris in the knowledge that we hold a Department of Conservation approved concession. We are proud members of the New Zealand Professional Hunting Guides Association and associate members of the New Zealand Tourism Association.


Lake Hawea Hunting Safaris' objective is for everyone to have an enjoyable and successful hunting experience, as well as a safe and comfortable one.


What our clients say..

Great experience - great hospitality - beautiful country for a stag hunt - thanks to Chris and Erik for an exceptional effort and an enjoyable free-range hunt. "Family hospitality was over the top." Darren Filkins, USA, April 2015.

Photographic safari - highly successful and hugely enjoyable! Had many opportunities to get close to tahr, red and fallow deer, much appreciated. Thanks Chris you have a great set up. Martin Brenstrum, Napier NZ

6th hunt with Lake Hawea Hunting Safaris - Thanks Chris and Bronwyn for another memorable experience, once again a super hunt on the alpine tops for tahr. Lake Hawea Hunting Safaris is definately at the top of the list for providing the best hunts, best guides, best area's and best experiences in NZ - we are already planning the next one! Joe and Walt Estermann, Perth, Australia. May 2013

A well put together hunt on roaring reds! Great sights and nice twelve pointer, thanks Chris. Thanks also to Andy for his assistance and the laughs. Iain Kemp, Australia, March 2012.

Fiordland was an awesome experience, a must do for all KEEN hunters, Thanks Chris & Bronwyn.
Joe Estermann, Australia, 2011

It was a great hunt. Thanks Chris!
Martin Madsen, Denamark, 2010


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