Includes: Whanganui National Park from Atene to Ranana, Pitangi Scenic Reserve and Ohotu and Koriniti Conservation Areas
High numbers of goats, low to medium numbers of fallow deer, red deer and pigs.
Permits are available online as 'Whanganui Reserves' under the Central North Island hunting block.
Whanganui National Park is one of the largest remaining areas of lowland forest in the North Island. The topography of the park is moderate to steep with deep gorges, sheer papa bluffs and waterfalls.
The main access points are;
Directly off the Whanganui River Road approximately 34km north of Whanganui.
NZTopo50 BK32 and BK33
A separate permit is required to hunt with dogs. All dogs must be avian avoidance certified. Contact the local DOC office for details.
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The Whanganui River winds its way from the mountains to the Tasman Sea through countless hills and valleys. Lowland forest surrounds the river in its middle and lower reaches - the heart of Whanganui National Park.
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