This area is open year round with helicopter access to Horace Walker Hut all year.


  • 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.

Access information

Helicopter access: All year to Horace Walker Hut
Road access point: Karangarua
Foot access: Foot access via Cassel Flat and walk over high level marked route (summer only)

Site specific information

Permissions: DOC hunting permit required
Map: Topo50 BX15
Additional species: Chamois


Tahr present mainly on the true left, in the higher, bluff country up to the headwaters. Chamois mainly downstream of hut. Popular due to air access and animal numbers will vary depending on hunting pressure. 

Hut information

Horace Walker Hut

Hut tickets or backcountry 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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