This site in the Whitcombe is open year round.


  • 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

Dogs with a DOC permit only. More information below or contact the relevant DOC office.

About this hunting block

General information

This site in the Whitcombe is open year round.

Access information

Helicopter access: Available all year
Road access point: Whitcombe Valley Road/ Hokitika Gorge.
Foot access: Foot access, while possible, it is 2-3 days to Prices Basin hut (difficult).

Site specific information

Permissions: DOC hunting permit required
Map: Topo50 BW18
Additional species: Chamois and red deer


Highest tahr numbers on the true left branch of Prices River. Chamois numbers increase towards Cropp River.

Hut information

Price Basin Hut

Hut tickets or backcountry hut passes are required and available from most DOC offices and some other outlets. Contact DOC for details.

Pesticide summaries

Hunters are advised to check for current pesticide operations that may be in progress where they intend to hunt. 


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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