Hunter, Eglinton Valley, Fiordland National Park
Fiordland National Park (established in 1952) has spectacular ice-carved fiords, lakes and valleys, rugged granite tops and pristine mountain to sea vistas.
Fiordland National Park is special not only in New Zealand but is also internationally recognised as part of Te Wāhipounamu - South West New Zealand World Heritage Area.
Fiordland National Park, the nearby Pyke Forest and areas in western Southland provide a wide range of hunting opportunities. This region is a popular place for hunting red deer, wapiti, possums and in certain areas, wild pigs and chamois.
Find out where to go hunting in the Fiordland region.
Find out about permit requirements for hunting in Fiordland.
Be prepared before you go hunting in Fiordland. Learn about permits, safety and commercial transport options.
View Southland Conservancy’s most recently issued pesticide summary – covering the Southland and Fiordland regions.
Apply online for a hunting permit or renew.
Fiordland hunting brochure
DOC maps: Discover the outdoors - DOC's key places, campsites, tracks and huts, and visitor centres on a map
Fiordland visitor information website
Stop the spread of didymoCheck, Clean, Dry all items before entering, and when moving between, waterways.
Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:1. Plan your trip2. Tell someone3. Be aware of the weather4. Know your limits5. Take sufficient supplies