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.

Poerua Lower landing site:
NZTM2000 E1404285-N5206046

Alternative Poerua Upper landing site:
NZTM2000 E1406072-N5204608

Road access point: Poerua road end.
Foot access: Very difficult

Block specific information

Permissions: DOC hunting permit required
Map: Topo50 BW17

Tahr concentrated on true left bluffs and faces of the Poerua River . Many areas are difficult to access due to the steep terrain. Tahr predominately scrub dwellers. Low numbers of chamois.

Lower Poerua site: Small camp in the scrub.  Surrounding faces are scrubby but with good access via the creeks.  Suitable for groups of 2-3 hunters.  River water supply.

Upper Poerua site: Small sheltered camp.  Good tops access with plenty of hunting options.  Lots of scree.  River water supply.  Suitable for groups of 2-4.

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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