Introduction

The Kaikoura North Coast hunting area is a group of coastal reserves approximately 20 km north or Kaikoura. Red deer, pigs, goats and chamois (in low numbers) are found here.

Hunting block overview

Species

  • Chamois
  • Deer - Red
  • Goats
  • Pigs

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 with a DOC permit only. Contact the relevant DOC office to obtain a permit.

About this hunting block

General information

The Kaikoura North Coast hunting area is a group of coastal reserves approximately 20 km north or Kaikoura. Blue Duck Scientific Reserve is included in the block. It is steep - the highest point, Patutu, is 1160 metres. It is a mix of forest, mainly regenerating podocarp and manuka, and open grassed areas.

Red deer, pigs, goats and chamois (in low numbers) are found here.

Access

There are 3 main access points with parking areas – at Half Moon Bay, Okiwi Bay and Seaward Valley Road (Blue Duck Valley).

The main track through the reserve is an old 4WD track which is not maintained. This is generally suitable for quad bikes, but can be very muddy and rutted when wet.

Be careful when using this track as it is becoming popular for walking and mountain biking.

Landholders

Access off the northern end of Seaward Valley Road requires permission from Dave Pickering, phone +64 3 319 5266

Any other access is through private land and would require permission. The Department of Conservation does not have a list of contacts for this area.

Maps

NZTopo50 – BT28

Dogs

Dogs are allowed with a dog permit from the Wairau / Renwick Office.

Huts

There are no huts in this area.

Additional information

No additional restrictions apply.

For further mapping and access information refer to Walking Access Aotearoa or DOC maps.

Contacts

Wairau / Renwick Office
Phone:   +64 3 572 9100
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   renwick@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Gee Street
Renwick
Marlborough 7204
Postal Address:   PO Box 51
Renwick
Marlborough 7243
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