IntroductionNorthbank, in Mt Richmond Forest Park, is a popular area for hunting pigs, goats and red deer.
About this hunting block
The Northbank is a popular area for hunting pigs, goats and red deer. Pigs and goats are found throughout in low to medium numbers, with red deer generally limited to the Goulter catchment.
The Northbank covers the south facing slopes of the main Mt Richmond Range, on the north bank of the Wairau River. It consists of steep river valleys, mixed beech and podocarp forest, and sub-alpine tussock and shrubland.
In front of the Forest Park are large areas of production forestry. Hunting in these areas requires permission from Nelson Forests Ltd.
Access is via the Northbank Road, turn off SH6, 16 km north-west of Blenheim. There are a number of unsealed access roads, easements through the production forests, leading to various valleys and tramping tracks.
These access roads can be closed at times for forestry operations.
Production forestry - Nelson Forests Ltd, Phone +64 3 543 8115.
NZTopo50 – BR26, BQ26, BQ27
Dogs are allowed with a dog permit from Nelson Visitor Centre.
Dogs are not permitted inside or under huts, but kennels are provided at many of the backcountry huts.
- Devils Creek Hut
- Fishtail Hut
- Fosters Hut
- Lake Chalice Hut
- Lower Goulter Hut
- Mid Goulter Hut
- Mt Fell Hut
- Old Man Hut
- Richmond Saddle Hut
- Onamalutu Camp
- Mill Flat Camp
No additional restrictions apply.