The Cardrona Glenorchy Shotover hunting area includes almost 40 000 hectares of mountainous land in the Humboldt eastern faces, Richardson Mountains, and in the Shotover, Motatapu and Cardrona River catchments. Species present are goats, red deer, fallow deer and chamois, as well as gamebirds in Diamond Lake and Lake Reid.

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About this place

Getting there

The area lies between Lake Wanaka and the head of Lake Wakatipu, so Wanaka, the Shotover River or Glenorchy are the main access points.

Know before you go


The area is mostly alpine and very cold in winter. It can be hot in summer although the weather is changeable at all times of the year.

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