IntroductionThis area is open year round with helicopter access to Christmas Flat all year. Tahr can be encountered anywhere but greater numbers on the true right above and around bush line.
About this hunting block
This site is open year round for foot access.
Helicopter access: All year to Christmas Flat
Road access point: Karangarua
Foot access: Two days walk to Christmas Flat from SH6. One long day to Lame Duck Flat from SH 6 via Cassel Flat, or a 2-3 hour walk down from Christmas Flat landing site depending on track conditions.
Site specific information
Permissions: DOC hunting permit required
Map: Topo50 BX14
Additional species: Chamois and deer
Tahr can be encountered anywhere but greater numbers on the true right above and around bush line. Coleridge Creek gives good access to tops. Chamois on lower slopes and deer along valley floor. Popular with hunters due to air access. Mixture of hard and reasonable country.
Hut tickets or backcountry hut passes are required and available from most DOC offices and other outlets. Contact DOC for details.
Hunters are advised to check for current pesticide operations that may be in progress where they intend to hunt.