Find DOC places to go hunting in the West Coast.
This area provides opportunities for experienced trampers, and for hunters.
Located in the northwest corner of New Zealand's South Island, Kahurangi is New Zealand's second largest national park. In places it is an untracked wilderness, elsewhere a wonderful network of tracks lets you explore wild rivers, high plateaux and alpine herbfields, and coastal forests.
The Hokitika area is in the centre of the West Coast. Hunting for red deer and chamois is popular throughout the area.
The Greymouth Mawheranui area covers the central West Coast. Hunting for red deer, fallow deer, chamois, goats, feral pigs and game birds is popular throughout much of the area.
The Franz Josef - Waiau Area covers a large area of the southern West Coast. You can hunt deer, chamois, goats and tahr.
The Buller Kawatiri Area manages about 300,000ha of public conservation land in the northern West Coast. Hunting for red deer, goats, feral pigs is popular throughout much of the area.
Travelling through the area gives you spectacular views over the Grey Valley and Southern Alps, stretching from the main divide to the Tasman Sea. Discover the rich gold mining history, beautiful native forests, and enjoy a great range of recreational activities.
Victoria Forest Park is the largest park of its type in the country. There is access to the park via a network of tracks, many dating from the mining days with relics amid regenerated forest.
The park extends from the highest peaks of the Southern Alps/Kā Tiritiri o te Moana, to the rugged and remote beaches of the wild West Coast. It is an area of magnificent primeval vistas – snow-capped mountains, glaciers, forests, tussock grasslands, lakes, rivers, wetlands and beaches.
Arthur’s Pass National Park is in the heart of the Southern Alps/Kā Tiritiri o te Moana. Its high mountains with large scree slopes, steep gorges and wide braided rivers straddle the main divide, and are the ‘back bone’ of the South Island.
Hunting for red deer, chamois, thar and gamebirds is popular throughout much of the area.
Enjoy camping in this scenic reserve, surrounded by beech forest, next to the Lewis River.
This area has a campsite and short walks accessible from SH6, as well as remote tramping and hunting opportunities.
This area has a campsite, short walks with spectacular views or rimu forest, as well as remote tramping and hunting opportunities.
This area has short walks as well as remote tramping and hunting opportunities.
This area provides opportunities for experienced trampers and hunters.
This area provides opportunities for remote tramping and hunting.
Visit the Historic Landsborough Rangers Hut - the only 'tent frame' hut left in New Zealand. There are also hunting opportunities in this area.
This area provides opportunities for experienced trampers.
Luxuriant coastal forest, limestone cliffs and canyons, caves and underground streams, and an absolutely spectacular coastline, are all packed into one national park. The bizarre ‘pancake-stack’ coastal formations attract visitors to the area.
Experienced trampers and hunters will find opportunities in this area.