Native bush in the Hinahina Cove hunting block offers pig and red deer hunting.


  • Deer - Red
  • 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

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Dog access

Dogs with a DOC permit only. More information below or contact the relevant DOC office.

About this hunting block

Animals present are pigs and red deer.

General information

A significant amount native bush covers this block. The terrain is steep to rolling, and runs to extremely high cliff edges on the seaward side.

Yellow-eyed penguins/hōiho nest in the south east near the cliff tops – hunting and dogs are not permitted in this area.

The Hinahina Cove block is restricted. You need to get a permit specifically for this block, from the local DOC office.


There are two access points:

  • Via Mill Creek Road on the north side of the block. 7 km from Owaka on the Papatowai Highway, turn left onto Purakaunui Falls Road. Follow Lakeside Road around the Catlins Estuary, before turning right onto Wyber Road which becomes Mill Creek Road.
  • Via Maitland Road on the south side of the block. 7 km from Owaka on the Papatowai Highway, turn left onto Purakaunui Falls Road. After about 5 km on this road turn left onto Long Point Road. After another 2 km turn left onto Maitland Road.

Landholder permission must be obtained to cross from the end of Maitland Road into the hunting block, or to hunt in the private forestry adjoining the block.


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Dogs are allowed in this block with a hunting permit, except in the yellow-eyed penguin nesting area. If accessing the block over private land, you must have landholder permission to take your dog.


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