Hunting is restricted in Molesworth as it is both a recreation reserve and a working farm, and there is a need to balance the requirements of both. Red deer, chamois, goats, pigs, and Canada geese are found here.

Our team is currently working through a backlog of applications. We apologise for the delay and appreciate your patience. 


  • Chamois
  • Deer - Red
  • Goats
  • Pigs

Permit requirements

A permit is required to hunt on public conservation land.

This hunting area is covered by a 'restricted area permit'. Contact the DOC office managing the hunting area.

Seasonal restrictions

Chukar hunting July 2022: Some blocks restricted to chukar hunting only – check the details section.

Canada goose: Goose hunt weekends are held each year – check the details section.

Acheron Road is open 7 am – 7 pm daily from 1 October to Easter Monday or the second Sunday in April – whichever is later. It can close without warning.

Note: Since 2022 the road started opening on 1 October. Older brochures may say it opens on Labour weekend, which is now incorrect. 

Dog access

No dogs

About this hunting block


Wairau / Renwick Office
Phone:   0800 275 362
Email:   renwick@doc.govt.nz
Address:   22 Gee Street
Marlborough 7204
Postal Address:   PO Box 51
Marlborough 7243
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