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 free-range hunting, took a fantastic chamois, thanks Chris and Bronwyn for looking after me will be back soon. Brent Langfield, Australia, February, 2015

Words Fail Me, great free-range hunting, 2 years, 2 good stags and a monster fish. Came here for a hunt, left with a good friend, I shall return. Larry Stratton, Australia, April 2012

I have had a truly wonderful time. I was made to feel like a friend rather than a client. The meals both at the house and whilst in the bush were fantastic, nothing was too much trouble. A truly magnificent experience, next trip booked for May 2013, WOO HOO! Barry Cuthbertson, Australia, July 2012

Great hunting for roaring free-range reds in spectacular NZ back-country. Thanks for the good organising and smart hunting Chris. 12 point red.

Iain Kemp, Australia, 2011

1 week, 1 guide, 2 clients, 4 tahr bulls! Great week, excellent, hard, wilderness hunting! Chris, thanks for that awesome experience!
Jan & Ansgar, Germany, 2010


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