The Pūrākaunui Falls hunting block offers red deer hunting.


  • 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

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Dog access

Dogs with a DOC permit only. Read below for more information or contact the local DOC office.

About this hunting block

Animals present are red deer.

General information

This block is part of the Pūrākaunui Falls Scenic Reserve.

The Pūrākaunui Falls Track runs through the northern portion of the block, and is one of the most popular walks in the Catlins. Hunting is not permitted within 100 m of this track.


Access to the reserve is from the Purakaunui Falls Road, Purakauiti School Road, Puaho Road and Stott Road, a few kilometres east of the Owaka-Papatowai highway.


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Dogs are allowed in this block with a hunting permit, but not on the Pūrākaunui Falls Track. If accessing the block over private land, you must have landholder permission to take your dog.


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Owaka 9535
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Owaka 9535
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