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.

Landing Site: NZTM2000
E1353393 N5151428

Road access: either Karangarua or Landsborough Valley
Foot access: Very difficult

Block specific information

Permissions: DOC hunting permit required.
Map: Topo50 BY15

Tahr may be found up on the ranges or in surrounding valleys.

Huts information

There are no huts in this area but there is a rock biv that comfortably fits up to 4 hunters. 


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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