This area is situated beside the north branch of the Waihao River. It has a reasonable number of wallaby, a few wild goats and the occasional red deer and wild pig.

Hunting block overview


  • Deer - Red
  • 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

This area is 20 km south west of Waimate. It is about 557 ha and consists of regenerating indigenous hardwood forest. The public conservation land adjoins exotic forest owned by Blakely Pacific who issue their own hunting permits.


From Waimate follow Hakataramea SH82 to Waihao Forks. Turn right onto Stony Creek Road and take the next right onto Donnithornes Road. After about 2 km a 4WD track follows the public access to the river.

Unmarked tracks provide rough walking access further up the river valley.

Helicopter landings will not be approved.

Topo map

NZTopo50 map sheet: CB18 Ikawai


Dogs are permitted


There are no huts in the 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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