Animals present in the Gabriels Gully hunting block are pigs and goats.


  • Goats
  • Pigs

Permit requirements

A permit is required to hunt on public conservation land.

This hunting area is covered by an 'open area permit' – get it online or from a DOC office.

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 goats.

General information

This block is part of the Gabriels Gully Historic Reserve north of Lawrence.

The block is covered with beech/tawhai forest, and mānuka scrub, and is surrounded by exotic forest.


Access is via Gabriels Gully Road from Lawrence. The road is suitable for all vehicles to the car park area at Grey’s Dam. From here access to the hunting block is on foot via a walking track above the dam.

Hunting is not permitted in any of the historic parts of Gabriels Gully below Grey’s Dam.


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Gabriels Gully hunting block map (PDF,1,570K)

Know before you go


Dogs are allowed in this block with a hunting permit.

  • Dogs must be kept on a lead while in the historic part of Gabriels Gully.
  • If accessing the block over private land, you must have landholder permission to take your dog.

Help control wallabies in this area by reporting sightings

Wallabies can displace other species, affect pastures and native species' habitats.
They also potentially impact production and native ecosystems.

Report your sighting online – it only takes a few minutes.

You can also report wallaby sightings by calling 0800 80 99 66.

More about why wallabies are a problem.


Ōtepoti / Dunedin Office
Phone:   03 477 0677
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   dunedinoffice@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Level 1 John Wickliffe House
265 Princes Street
Dunedin 9016
Postal Address:   PO Box 5244
Dunedin 9054
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