This hunting area is open year round and is under the ballot system for helicopter access (late April-June).


  • Tahr

Permit requirements

A permit is required to hunt on public conservation land.

This hunting area is covered by an 'open area permit' – get it online or from a DOC office.

Dog access

No dogs

About this hunting block

General information

This site is in the Adams Wilderness Area and is open year round for foot access.

This site is included in the ballot system for helicopter access (late April-June).

Access information

Helicopter access: Restricted to designated landing site only during ballot period.

Aciphylla Creek landing site:
NZTM2000 E1414182-N5205497

Alternative Eblis Tops landing site:
NZTM2000 E1415610-N5207796

Road access point: Wanganui road end.
Foot access: Very difficult. 

Block specific information

Permissions: DOC hunting permit required
Map: Topo50 BW17

Aciphylla Creek campsite is high up in the tussock. Plenty of hunting options with some easier country. Suitable for 3–4 hunters. Creek and tarn water sources.

Alternate Eblis Tops landing site is high up in the tussock beside the tarn, sheltered. Suitable for 2–3 persons. Tarn water source.

Hut information

No huts in this area. 


Westland Tai Poutini National Park Visitor Centre
Phone +64 3 752 0360
Email westlandnpvc@doc.govt.nz
Address 69 Cron Street
Franz Josef Glacier 7856
Hours See visitor centre hours
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