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..

My first trip with Chris and it was exactly what I expected - bloody fantastic! Managed to snag the alpine double and a nice red stag. Looking forward to coming back next year to hunt another stag, see you soon. James Simpson, Australia, June 2015.

Once in a lifetime hunting experience, made three times as memorable with Chris's excellent and undaunting guiding practises. Best wilderness experience ever. Lake Hawea Hunting Safaris will always be my number one reccomendation for an overseas hunting service. Michael Faulkner, USA, May 2015.

Great trip full of new experiences, an opportunity to shoot my first trophy a great 13 point red stag. I will have to try again for chamois. Chris you did a great job, you have excellent knowledge and great facilities. Thank you for an awesome trip. Clint Pollock, Perth Australia. May 2014

An amazing hunting expereince in some of the most breath taking wilderness in the southern hemisphere. Chris is the consumate professional providing extensive knowledge and history on local animal species, looking forward to coming back to do it all again next year. Tim hughes, Australia, June 2012


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