Hunting is allowed all year with the main species being wallaby and the occasional goat and pig.

Hunting block overview


  • Goats
  • Pigs
  • 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

Dogs allowed. Keep dog under control at all times.

About this hunting block

General information

Kelceys Bush covers an area of 117 hectares 7.5 km northwest of Waimate. Not all boundaries are fully fenced so take care to ensure hunting takes place only within the public conservation land.

The block is forested in a mixture of broadleaf and podocarp trees.


In Waimate turn off Queen Street onto Mill Road and follow this for 7.5 km to Kelceys Bush.

Helicopter landings will not be approved.

Topo map

NZTopo50 map sheet: CA18 Waituna


Dogs are allowed but must be under control at all times.

Hut information

There are no huts and 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
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Phone:   +64 3 379 4082
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Christchurch 8013
Postal Address:   Private Bag 11089
Christchurch 8443
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