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 Adams Wilderness Area and is open year round for foot access.

This site is included in the ballot system for helicopter access (April–June).

Access information

Helicopter access: Restricted to designated landing site only during ballot period

Landing site: NZTM2000 E1418874-N5206831

Road access point: Wanganui road end
Foot access: Very difficult

Block specific information

Permissions: DOC hunting permit required
Map: Topo50 BW17

Tahr can be found on the steep faces near the head of the Lambert River. Best hunting is in the side creeks and gullies on the true right side, between Glacier and Hende Cliffs and steep faces around into first side creek down stream on true left. Rocky campsite in the scrub. Quite a steep block.

Hut information

No huts in this area. 


Awarua/Haast Visitor Centre
Phone +64 3 750 0809
Email haasthuntingballot@doc.govt.nz
Address Haast Junction
Corner SH6 and Jackson Bay Road
Haast 7886
Hours See visitor centre hours
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