Fishing & Hunting

Get out into nature and catch your dinner


Before you get started, you need to buy a license. If you need to hire a rod and lures you can do so from Kinloch for $19 for the day, 3 lures are included.

Key spots in the area are:

  • Greenstone – backcountry license required
  • Lake McKellar – source of the Greenstone River
  • Lake Rere
  • Diamond Creek & Lake Reid
  • Diamond Lake
  • Dart River
  • Rees River
  • Routeburn River
  • Lake Sylvan
  • Glenorchy Lagoon
  • Kinloch

To check the latest regulations click here. For more information about some of the above spots click here

Queenstown Fishing can take you out on the lake and show you the best places to go, or try a fly fishing trip with Top of the Lake Guiding.

If you’re competitive come and try your luck in the annual Glenorchy fishing competition on the first Saturday of every October.


For information about hunting on DOC land in the area see here. Please note that a permit is required.

For a personalised experience on private land talk to Top of the Lake Guiding about their trips into the backcountry.