Hunt red deer, tahr and chamois in the mountain range north of Lindis Pass.


  • Chamois
  • Deer - Red
  • 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 allowed. Keep dog under control at all times.

About this hunting block

General information

The Lindis Conservation Area covers the mountain region north of Lindis Pass on SH8.


Hunters can only gain access to Lindis Conservation Area via southern access points:

  • Lindis Pass carpark: Access by walking along the northern ridge crest from Lindis Pass itself.
  • Otago side of Lindis Pass: Access via the car park provided for the Melina Ridge Track. Hunters can only carry firearms within the Lindis Conservation Area. Hunters cannot continue along Melina Ridge Track, which is an easement through private farmland.

Areas where hunting is not permitted

Hunters are not allowed to carry firearms on the other access easements: Dromedary Hill off SH8 and Avon Burn valley off Birchwood Road.

Hunting is not permitted in Lindis Pass Scenic Reserve. 

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Know before you go


Dogs are only allowed if accessing the conservation area via the car park for the Melina Ridge Track. Note, dogs are not allowed on the Melina Ridge Track where it crosses private farmland.

Help control wallabies in this area by reporting sightings

Wallabies can displace other species, affect pastures and native species' habitats.
They also potentially impact production and native ecosystems.

Report your sighting online – it only takes a few minutes.

You can also report wallaby sightings by calling 0800 80 99 66.

More about why wallabies are a problem.


Tititea/Mount Aspiring National Park Visitor Centre
Phone +64 3 443 7660
Email wanakavc@doc.govt.nz
Address 1 Ballantyne Road
Wanaka 9305
Hours See visitor centre hours
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