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Mackenzie Country and Waitaki area, cover over 220,000 hectares of public conservation land which includes Ahuriri and Ruataniwha conservation parks as well as the Godley, Oteake, Kirkliston and St Marys Range. The terrain ranges from steep rock and scree slopes, glaciers, braided rivers, beech forest and open tussock country.
The Mackenzie Country and Waitaki hunting blocks are well known for their tahr hunting potential especially places such as Dobson, Godley and Macaulay valleys and Ben Ohau range.
Chamois can be found in low numbers spread across most conservation areas. Wallaby are located in the southern end of the Two Thumb range and Hunter Hills.Meanwhile pigs are resident in the Waitaki valley on Hunter Hills and St Marys Range.
The Kirkliston hunting block contains wallaby, chamois and red deer but two catchments within this area are closed to hunting. This is due to forestry contractors working within the block at various times of the year.
The township of Twizel is located on SH8 near the shores of Lake Pukaki.