You can find red deer, pigs and feral sheep in the Waianakarua hunting block.


  • Deer - Red
  • Feral sheep
  • Pigs

Permit requirements

A permit is required to hunt on public conservation land.

This hunting area is covered by an 'open area permit' which can be obtained online or from a DOC office.

Dog access

Dogs with a DOC permit only. Contact the relevant DOC office to obtain a permit.

About this hunting block

Animals present are red deer, pigs and feral sheep.

General information

This block is part of the Waianakarua Scenic Reserve, situated southwest of Herbert.

A significant amount of kānuka forest covers the area; while the tops on the western side are covered in tussock. Broadleaf, podocarp and tōtara are present in most of the valleys. The terrain of the area is steep.

This block is split into six ROAR blocks with the inclusion of a seventh block to the south-east of the main reserve. The balloted period is for the 20 March to 20 April.

Coastal Otago roar block application form (PDF, 58K)


Access to the main block is via Mount Misery Road off State Highway One north of Hampden. The road is suitable for all vehicles to reach the car park. This area is marked by a Waianakarua Scenic Reserve sign on the left.

There is also a further access point further up this road at the entrance to Glencoe Run. This access is suitable for 4WD vehicles only and is through a privately-owned working farm. Follow orange markers along the formed track to the carpark.

Vehicle access may be reduced if track conditions are too wet.

South-east smaller block

Access to the smaller block to the south-east of the main block is through negotiations with Port Blakley Ltd as no formal access is available.


Access to the main reserve is via Glencoe Run. Hunting is not permitted on this or any other access crossing private land.

Access to the smaller block is via Port Blackley Ltd.

Port Blackley Ltd contact details

Phone: +64 3 688 2173


NZTopo50 series: CC17, CC18

Hunting block map

ROAR block maps


Dogs are allowed in this block with a hunting permit. If accessing the block over private land, you must have dogs contained in your vehicle. Dogs must be on a lead when walking to the reserve from the carpark.


Staircase Hut – this is a privately owned hut and permission from the owners is required to use it.


Ōtepoti / Dunedin Office
Phone:   +64 27 561 4316
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   Level 1 John Wickliffe House
265 Princes Street
Postal Address:   PO Box 5244
Dunedin 9054
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