Red deer are present in the Pūrākaunui Bay hunting block.


  • Deer - Red

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

Before lighting a fire on public conservation land, check it's alright to light. Extinguish all fires before leaving huts and campsites. How to minimise the risk of fire.

Dog access

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

About this hunting block

Animals present are red deer.

General information

This block is part of the Pūrākaunui Bay Scenic Reserve.

A popular campground for locals and tourists, particularly over the summer period, lies between the two forested portions of the block. The northern block is south facing and quite steep, whereas the southern block is mostly north facing and moderately rolling with mature podocarp forest. The beach is often used by New Zealand sea lions as a haul out site, and is popular with surfers.


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 few kilometres, turn left onto Purakaunui Bay Road, which runs between the two portions of the block.


Mr S Affleck and Mr B Burgess are adjoining landowners.


NZTopo50 series: CG14


Dogs are allowed in this block with a hunting permit. They must be kept on a lead while in the vicinity of the campground and the beach.


Ōwaka / Owaka Base
Phone:   +64 3 419 1000
Address:   16 Ryley Street
Owaka 9535
Postal Address:   16 Ryley Street
Owaka 9535
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