A 108 hectare hunting area on the south eastern shores of Lake Taupō.


  • Deer - Red
  • Deer - Sika
  • Pigs

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.

About this hunting block

Red deer, pigs and occasional Sika deer occur throughout the reserve.

Access is from SH1, with parking at the Waipehi Track entrance. 


You will need the following Topo 50 series map sheets:

Motutere BH36


Hunters are allowed to take hunting dogs (under permit) into this reserve. They must adhere to the following:

  • all hunters entering DOC conservation land must obtain a hunting permit
  • the dog must be used for hunting and not just be there for company
  • dogs are tied up at night
  • any dogs that are lost in these areas are reported to the nearest DOC office immediately.


There are no DOC huts in this reserve.


DOC Customer Service Centre
Phone 0800 275 362
Email taupo@doc.govt.nz
Address DOC offices
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