Hunt with New Zealand Bull Tahr and Chamois Hunting Specialists in the stunning Southern Alps

lilydale Station - your Tahr and Chamois Hunting Specialists
Lilydale is an elite hunter’s paradise, situated on 12,500 acres of breath-taking scenic land in New Zealand’s Southern Alps, this is one of the very few places in the world which provides fair chase hunting for free-range bull tahr and chamois trophy hunting. Himalayan tahr (thar) were liberated in the South Island in 1904, and now, as New Zealand's No. 1 trophy animal they offer an exciting challenge to any game hunter.

Your Professional Hunting Guide
Donald Bray is an expert guide and a member of the New Zealand Professional Hunting Association, Donald comes from a long line of Brays who have owned Lilydale Station - he knows the land inside out and all the secrets it holds. He has been accurately described by one happy hunter as a 'passionate, knowledgeable guide', and is known for his strong interest in conserving this region as a home for the variety of game which thrives on it.

Other Species
Customised hunts can also be arranged for species ranging from the proud Red Stag to wild boar. See our Hunt Information page for more information customised hunts.

Our Location
Lilydale Wilderness Hunting is conveniently situated only 2 hours' drive from the Christchurch International Airport. The Brays show their Kiwi hospitality by personally welcoming guests upon arrival and transporting them back to the ranch. Lilydale is unique in not being too far from the beaten track, but still maintaining a sense of complete wilderness, peace, and isolation. You can access the hunting area by a provided 4WD vehicle, on safe and well maintained alpine roads.

For the true wilderness hunting experience, you will love staying in the Lilydale Mountain Cabin. Well maintained and very comfortable, with incredible views of the South Island's beauty which surrounds Lilydale. Enjoy waking up in the morning to breath in the fresh mountain air!

Private accommodation can also be easily arranged if required.

Please email us directly or phone us to arrange your hunt today.