Animals present are red deer, pigs and feral sheep.
This block is part of the Waianakarua Scenic Reserve, situated southwest of Herbert.
A significant amount of kānuka forest covers the area; while the tops on the western side are covered in tussock. Broadleaf, podocarp and tōtara are present in most of the valleys. The terrain of the area can be described in one word: steep.
This block is split into ROAR blocks for the period 20 March to 20 April.
Coastal Otago roar block application form (PDF, 55K)
Access is via Mount Misery Road off State Highway One north of Hampden. The road is suitable for all vehicles to reach the car park area marked by a Waianakarua Scenic Reserve sign on the left.
There is another access point further up this road at the entrance to Glencoe Run but you need to ask permission from the landholder.
For access via Glencoe Run contact Mr G Ludderman. Hunting is not permitted on this or any other access crossing private land.
NZTopo50 series: CC17, CC18
Waianakarua hunting block map (PDF, 480K)
Waianakarua hunting roar blocks map (PDF, 792K).
Dogs are allowed in this block with a hunting permit. If accessing the block over private land, you must have landholder permission to take your dog, and it must be on a lead.
Staircase Hut - note, this is a privately owned hut and permission from the owners is required to use it.