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.

Mahitahi landing site:
NZTM2000 E1340802-N5151054

Alternative Mahitahi Upper landing site:
NZTM2000 E1342807-N5149954

Road access point: Mahitahi or Landsborough
Foot access: 2-3 days walk from SH6

Block specific information

Permissions: DOC hunting permit required
Map: Topo50 BY14

Mahitahi: Sheltered camps with space for two tents. Scrubby country with creek access. Suitable for groups of 4 hunters. Creek water supply.

Mahitahi Upper: Exposed camp higher up the valley. Easy hunting access. Suitable for groups of 4. Creek 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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