This area is open year round with helicopter access available all year. Popular spot due to helicopter access though steep terrain.


  • 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 Perth Valley is open year round.

Access information

Helicopter access: Available all year
Road access point: Whataroa road end
Foot access: 6-10 hours walk from road end

Site specific information

Permissions: DOC hunting permit required
Map: Topo50 BW17
Additional species: Chamois and red deer


Popular spot due to helicopter access. Steep terrain. Tahr frequently scrub dwellers. Highest numbers on the true right of Scone Creek and on the true left of the Perth River between Scone Hut and Five Finger Stream. Good numbers of chamois also present and deer lower down the valley. Deer also frequent Elizabeth - Julie Mary Streams December - March.

Hut information

Scone Hut

Hut tickets or backcountry hut passes are required and available from most DOC offices and 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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