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 (late April-June).

Access information

Helicopter access: Restricted to designated landing site only during ballot period.

Upper Willberg landing site: NZTM2000 E1407259-N5207133

Alternative lower Willberg landing site: NZTM2000 E1406124-E5208746

Road access point: State Highway 6
Foot access: Very difficult

Block specific information

Permissions: DOC hunting permit required
Map: Topo50 BW17

Upper Willberg landing site: A large open camp in the tussock. Easy tops access. Smaller hunting area with most animals downstream. Suitable for hunting parties of 2–3 persons. River water supply. In times of heavy rain, camping at the Upper Willberg site is advised.

Alternate lower Willberg landing site: It is in the rocky creek bed. Not suitable in moderate to heavy rain as the area will flood. Hunting access good, but steep in places with scrub. River water supply. Suitable for parties of 2–3 persons.

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
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