You can hunt goats in the Taieri River hunting block on the northern bank of the lower Taieri River, upstream from Taieri Mouth.


  • Goats

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. Contact the relevant DOC office to obtain a permit.

About this hunting block

Animals present are goats.

General information

This block is part of the Taieri River Scenic Reserve.

It is situated on the northern bank of the lower Taieri River, upstream from Taieri Mouth.
A significant amount of the area is steep bush clad faces of podocarp, broadleaf and kānuka forest with a number of bluff systems throughout.


There are two access points:

  • South of Brighton via Taieri Mouth Road, then right onto Otokia Kuri Bush Road East, then the first left past Maori Reserve Road, into the road marked "Scenic Reserve". The road is suitable for all vehicles – there is a car park area at the end of the road.
  • From the Taieri River, by boat.


NZTopo50 series: CF16

Taieri River hunting block map (PDF, 1,570K)

Know before you go


Dogs are allowed in this block with a hunting permit. If accessing the block over private land, you must have landholder permission to take your dog.


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