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..

Thank you so much for another fantastic trip. You made it possible for me to get my tahr free-range! I'm very greatful, we all had a real blast, it was lovely to catch up with the family again, looking forward to coming back. Nicole Uquhart, Australia, May 2015.

Chris and family this trip was an adventure I will never forget, experiencing your family history of farming and hunting. The wilderness tahr hunt was a hunting trip of a lifetime, thank you for everything. Angelo Baio, USA, May 2015.

Big thanks Chris, Bronwyn and Mark for a great time in New Zealand, my first trip. We had a great time high in the alps chasing tahr and chamois. Chris you know your stuff finding animals in areas I looked over and couldn't see anything. Lock me and my Dad in for next year, looking forward to seeing you soon. James and John Caruso, Victoria, Australia. May 2014

Truly remarkable experience. A great wilderness hunt. A Life changing experience. An all round good bloke, signed, the glacier bull. Wayne Lieshout, Australia, May 2012.

4th trip now with Lake Hawea Hunting Safaris, Fiordland on this trip and each trip just keeps getting better. Fantastic time Chris and planning our next visit already. Thanks Bronwyn & Chris Absolutely Superlative.
Walter Estermann, Australia, 2011


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