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 Hooker-Landsborough 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 E1339072-N5148289

Road access point: Mahitahi road end (State Highway 6).
Foot access: Very difficult. Access via Mahitahi and Edison river valleys.

Block specific information

Permissions: DOC hunting permit required
Map: Topo50 BY14

Camp in the gully by the creek. This site is at a higher altitude, and can be very cold.  Large flat area for camping. Suitable for parties of 4 hunters. Creek 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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