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..

Chris, thanks mate I had a blast, the red stag was a bonus, I just had the best time, can't wait to do it all again with you. Rob Urquhart, Australia, May 2015.

Thanks Chris and everyone for the wonderful adventrue, the hospitality, service and friendship. We had an exceptional hunt and saw a lot of country and wildlife. Two great trophies, tahr and chamois are the icing on the cake. I see a fallow hunt in the future. Archie and Caroll Landals, Alberta Canada. March 2014

I've had a breath taking experience with Lake Hawea Hunting Safaris in the New Zealand montains. We had to fight the cold and darkness, fog, steep hills and hot afternoons. We shot 2 twelve inch tahr and an old 9 inch chamois - so hard earned. I felt most welcome in the home of Bronwyn and Chris. Thanks Henrik Rasmussen - Denmark. March 2013.

Chris & Bronwyn thankyou so very much for your wonderful hospitality. I had a fantastic stay with you Emily, Lilly and Gretchen and sherpa Andy. I had what turned out to be one of the most exciting, enjoyable and successful hunts ever. Thanks again and see you in the rocky mountains in 2013. Brett Cooke, Australia, 2012.


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