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..

Came again to photograph tahr, got some great shots thanks to Chris - a skilful master guide. Martin Brenstrum, NZ, May 2015.

I can't explain how much fun I had, everything was more than I expected. Chris and Erik worked my butt off but now I have a great tahr and a beautiful red stag to take home with me. Great guides Chris and Erik, hope to see you in near future. Mike kliparchuck, Canada, April 2015.

Third hunt with Lake Hawea Hunting Safaris - Thanks Chris & Bronwyn for the warm welcome, also to Chris for the great P.H he is. You know your stuff, great hunt. gut busting hills, views, well what can I say, WELL DONE!

Second hunt with Lake Hawea Hunting safaris. Thanks again to Chris and the family for supplying an exceptional hunt. I had a great time and am already planning my next hunt with Chris. Tim Hughes, Sale, Victoria, Australia. September 2013.

Came to hunt with Chris looking for a reasonable red stag trophy free-range. Two years hunting have 3 stags 40 inches or better and a 4th thats so special. A GREAT GUIDE WHO WORKS HIS ARSE OFF TO GET THE CLIENT WHAT HE WANTS. Thanks for everything. Pat Stratton, Jakarta, April 2012.


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