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 two designated landing sites only during ballot period

Jacobs Upper Landing site:
NZTM2000 E1343272-N5154505
Alternative Jacobs Lower Landing site:
NZTM2000 E1341012-N5155874

Road access point: Jacobs River (SH 6)
Foot access: 2-3 days walk from SH6

Block specific information

Permissions: DOC hunting permit required
Map: Topo50 BX14

Jacobs Upper: Large, open and exposed campsite. Scrubby country but with good access. Suitable for groups of 4 hunters. Creek water supply.

Jacobs Lower: Large, exposed, flat camp. Scrubby country with limited hunting options. Suitable for parties of 2. River water supply.

Tahr found throughout, with highest numbers on the upper true left. Popular area during ballot period.

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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