The Kaumira/Mount Nimrod hunting area is about 32 km west of Timaru. Species found to hunt here are wallaby and the occasional pig, red and fallow deer, chamois and tahr.

Hunting block overview


  • Chamois
  • Deer - Fallow
  • Deer - Red
  • Pigs
  • Tahr
  • Wallabies

Permit requirements

A permit is required to hunt on public conservation land.

This hunting area is covered by an 'open area permit' which can be obtained online or from a DOC office.

Dog access

No dogs

About this hunting block

General information

The Hunter Hills Conservation Area is a 7,748 ha tussock grassland area along the top of the range above Matata and Nimrod Scenic Reserves.


From Lake Tekapo follow State Highway 8 towards Fairlie to Dog Kennel Corner. Turn right onto Haldon Road and follow this for 4 km, then turn left on Hakataramea Road. The access point for the public conservation land is about 10.5 km past Hakataramea Pass.

From Kurow go to Hakataramea township and follow Hakataramea Valley Road past Cattle Creek, then follow Hakataramea Pass Road for about 17 km to the access point onto public conservation land.

Helicopter landings may be approved.

Note: Firearms are not permitted on the easement that accesses this area from the Mt Nimrod Reserve.

Topo maps

NZTopo50 map sheets: CA17 Cattle Creek, CA18 Waituna, BZ17  Burkes Pass, BZ18 Fairlie


Dogs are not permitted

Hut information

There are no huts or bivvies in this area.

Additional information

Check for current pesticide operations that may be in progress where you intend to hunt.


Raukapuka / Geraldine Office
Phone:   +64 3 693 1010
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   13 – 15 North Terrace
Geraldine 7930
Postal Address:   PO Box 33
Geraldine 7956
Ōtautahi / Christchurch Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 379 4082
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Address:   28 Worcester Boulevard
Christchurch 8013
Postal Address:   Private Bag 11089
Christchurch 8443
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