This block is open year round with no helicopter access. 4-6 hr walk from SH6, reasonable access to tussock from behind Cassal Flat Hut.


  • 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 open year round for foot access.

Access information

Helicopter access: None
Road access point: Karangarua
Foot access: 4-6 hour walk from SH 6 depending on track conditions

Site specific information

Permissions: DOC hunting permit required
Map: Topo50 BX14
Additional species: Chamois and red deer


Reasonable access to tussock from behind hut. Most tahr on Tui Creek faces but can be extreme terrain. Chamois lower down in creeks, and deer throughout. 

Hut information

Cassel Flat Hut

Hut tickets or back country hut passes are required and available from most DOC offices and other outlets. Contact DOC for details.

Pesticide summaries

Hunters are advised to check for current pesticide operations that may be in progress where they intend to hunt. 


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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