Animals present are red deer, pigs and feral sheep.
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.
No fires to be lit in the open without a fire permit. Extinguish all fires before leaving huts and campsites.
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, please follow orange markers along the formed track to the carpark. Vehicle access may be reduced if track conditions are too wet.
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.
Phone: +64 3 688 2173
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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.
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