Neuquén is known for the sport hunting of deer and wild boar. This activity is generally practised in ranches near the towns of Junín de los Andes, San Martín de los Andes, Aluminé, and Zapala. There are big game hunting sites in the area of Lanín and Nahuel Huapi National Parks, supervised by professional guides.
To the southwest of Neuquén province, there is a special place on the Andes Mountain Range: the city of Junín de los Andes. It is the most important city in the Huiliches (“people of the south”) department, and Chimehuín (“place with houses”) River flows near it. It is located 237 miles from Neuquén Capital City, within the tourist area called Patagonia of Lakes. It is the oldest city in the province.