IntroductionThe Ferny Gair Conservation Area and Black Birch Reserve contain goats, pigs, red deer and chamois (in low numbers).
- Deer - Red
About this hunting block
The Ferny Gair Conservation Area and Black Birch Reserve contain goats, pigs, red deer and chamois (in low numbers). It is a mix of open dry tops with some tussock, scree slopes and steep valleys with regenerating bush and podocarp forest remnants.
There are no WARO activities allowed in this area.
All hunters must obtain a hunting permit online.
Off road vehicle access is available using Black Birch Road 4WD track. To find out more about taking your vehicle see motor vehicle access for Ferny Gair.
South side via the Awatere Valley Road
4WD access is available via Black Birch Observatory Road.
Off road vehicle access is available using Black Birch Road 4WD track. To find out more about taking your vehicle see how to register your vehicle.
Access is available up the Tummil River, Waihōpai Valley.
Contact Bernard Mason, phone +64 3 572 4803. There is a charge for this access.
Some areas are not accessible by road or track. Helicopter operators must have a landing concession.
Access is through private land and requires permission from the landowners. DOC does not have a list of contacts for this area.
NZTopo50 – BR27, BR28
Dogs are allowed with a dog permit from the Wairau / Renwick Office.
Permission to take dogs through private property must be obtained from the landowners.
The backcountry huts in the area are:
Note: The Tummil Hut shown on the topo maps has been relocated to the head of Lake Alexander and renamed Lake Alexander Hut.
No additional restrictions apply.