The Lake Wānaka hunting area comprises some 20,000 hectares in the Craigie, Albert, Minaret and Rumbling Burn western tributaries of the lake, and on Mt Burke to the east of the lake. Species present are red deer, fallow deer, pigs and chamois.

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Find things to do and places to stay Lake Wānaka hunting

About this place

Getting there

Western and eastern sides of Lake Wānaka, accessed from West Wanaka Rd, or SH6 between Wanaka and The Neck.

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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