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..

Had a great 8 days with the best chamois hunting imaginable getting a great buck. These wilderness hunts tick every box for me, bivvy, hut base camp and true mountain hunting and shooting opportunities. Thanks to Chris and Erik. Guy Gardiner, NZ, March 2015.

First trip to New Zealand and an adventure of a lifetime, coached buy a master guide to a beautifully balanced 6x7 red stag. Thank you Chris! April 2014

6th hunt with Lake Hawea Hunting safaris, Iain Kemp, Warburton Australia. -A beautiful 8 point whitetail plus the bonus of a chamois buck with loads of character and a beautiful cape. Thanks Chris and Bronwyn (Yeverley and Pauline). March 2013.

Once again had a great time hunting a gold medal red stag and Arapawa ram. Chris once again delivered the goods, thanks Chris and Bron for your generous kiwi hospitality. Thanks as well to sherpa Andy. Hope to see you in 2014 for an elk cheers. Ron Walker, Australia, March 2012.

Just a quick email to once again express my sincere thanks for a fantastic Tahr hunt.



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