Pigs and red deer are present in the Waipori Falls hunting block situated at the southern end of the Maukaatua Range, southwest of Mosgiel.


  • Deer - Red
  • 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.

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 pigs and red deer.

General information

This block is part of the Waipori Falls Scenic Reserve.

It is situated at the southern end of the Maukaatua Range, southwest of Mosgiel. A significant amount of silver beech/tahina, kānuka, broadleaf and podocarp forest covers the block, while there is a small amount of tussock on the tops, on the true left of the valley.

Roar period information

This block is split into four roar blocks.

Blocks are allocated through a ballot draw and are allocated for a three or four-day period.

The balloted period is for the 20 March to 20 April.

Coastal Otago roar block application form (PDF, 103K)

  • Applications are only accepted through the official application form, available on this page.
  • Applications will be accepted from 1 October.
  • The last date applications will be accepted is 20 November.
  • The application form will be limited to two choices.
  • You can submit only one application per party.
  • All party members must be listed on the application.
  • No individual may be involved in more than one application.

Applicants will be advised by e-text of the outcome of the draw by the first Friday in December.

Successful applicants must confirm their block before the third Friday in December, via email or phone.

If confirmation has not been received by the third Friday in December, the booking will be cancelled, and the block reallocated – no reminders will be issued.

Reallocation of blocks

Any unconfirmed blocks will be available to parties that were unsuccessful in the ballot draw.

Any remaining blocks will be made available to all hunters who did not enter the draw.

Permit issue

The roar permits will be emailed/mailed out to roar block holders on or after 23 January.

Administration fee

At this stage, no administration fee will be charged for the roar ballot, although this fee may be introduced in future ballots to cover the costs associated with administering the roar block system.


Access is via Waipori Falls Road from Berwick, with the first access point being the car park at the start of the Government Track. The second access point is about 1 km further up the road at the picnic area. The road to both access points is suitable for all vehicles.

Access from both points to the hunting block is marked but you need to ask permission from the landholder.


For access to the hunting block, contact Mr Lindsay Tregonning. Hunting is not permitted on the access crossing private land.


NZTopo50 series: CE15, CE16

Hunting block map

ROAR block maps

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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