This site 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

No dogs

About this hunting block

General information

This site is open year round.

Access information

Helicopter access: All year via landing site at Horace Walker Hut
Road access point: Karangarua
Foot access: Access is difficult, either allow at least 1 day from Cassel Flat (via Regina Creek and over Conical Hill saddle), or from helicopter landing site at Horace Walker Hut about 4-5 hours

Site specific information

Permissions: DOC hunting permit required
Map: Topo50 BX14
Additional species: Chamois


Tahr mainly on the true left of Douglas River. Faces difficult to access, but lower creek beds give good access to tahr. Tahr often low in bush, down to the Douglas River but can also be high on steep faces. Chamois present throughout, but more common on true right of Douglas River. 

Hut information

No huts at this site.

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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