The word Lochinvar is Scottish for Lake in the Valley. Founder Mark Harrison named the company Lochinvar after one of his favourite hunting places on Mt White Station up at Arthurs Pass.
Since being established in 2004, we have formed strong positive relationships with ranch owners giving us access to some of the finest trophies and best hunting grounds in New Zealand. We have also built a team of professional hunting guides whose experience, professionalism and dedication is second to none.
It has proved to be a winning formula with some of the world’s most discerning hunters returning to hunt with Lochnivar time after time.
Ever since I was old enough to fire a rifle I have hunted the New Zealand back country. I am very passionate about sharing my passion with others and have been a professional hunting guide for over 17 years and an outfitter for 12 years. I’ve guided in Australia, the USA and New Zealand's best hunting and scenic locations. I am also an International Member of Safari Club International, the New Zealand Professional Hunting Guides Association and is a Master Measurer for Safari Club.
I have hunted since I was nine years old and by the age of nine had taken my first animal with the bow. 13 years ago I completed a Diploma in Adventure and Eco Tourism and have been a professional hunting guide ever since with bow hunting my passion and specialty. Whether using bow, rifle or dogs, I enjoy hunting and guiding in New Zealand’s beautiful outdoors.
My background and passion for hunting and the outdoors dates back 30 plus years. I have been involved in many aspects of big game hunting, including several years on wild animal capture and relocation in New Zealand and the USA. A professional hunting guide for 11 years in New Zealand, I have also guided in the USA. I strive to provide excellent service and memorable hunting experiences to all of my clients and am an international member and Master Measurer of Safari Club International.
My passion for hunting dates back 30 years to when I was a young lad living in Tapanui, West Otago. I hunted varmints, ducks and fallow deer, until moving north to Christchurch, where his passion shifted to Red Stags, Tahr and Chamois. I have been a professional hunting guide since 1996 and strive to give each client a unique and enjoyable hunting safari in our beautiful country. I speak fluent German and live in Wuppertal, Germany with my family but frequently travel home to guide in New Zealand.
My passion for hunting and big game fishing dates back 25 years when I started hunting varmints and then moved on to hunting big game. I have been a sea captain for over 15 years, holding a local offshore Lifeboat Captain qualification and working as a Fisheries Ranger. I have won three national titles for big game fishing as well as an International Yellow Fin Tuna title. I have worked as an Assistant Guide for Lochinvar Safaris for the past five seasons.