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.

Landing site: NZTM2000 E1412314-N5205900

Road access point: Wanganui road end.
Foot access: Very difficult. River access problems in Eblis /Adams River Gorge from Hunters Hut.

Block specific information

Permissions: DOC hunting permit required
Map: Topo50 BW17
Additional species: Chamois and red deer


Most tahr are predominately scrub dwellers. Highest tahr numbers on faces opposite Adams Flat and above the bushline on the true right of Eblis Gorge and true right Alpheus Creek, the true left of Athene Creek, and at the head of Boulderpool Creek. Low deer numbers, mainly downstream of Eblis Gorge. Good chance to see a deer/chamois down along the faces of Speculation Range.

Large camp on river flats. Good access to hunting, some scrub lower down but clear slips and creeks.  Suitable for 4 hunters.  River water supply.

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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