Animals present are fallow deer, red deer and chamois.
This block consists mainly of bush on either side of the Greenstone, from the Greenstone/Caples River junction up to the Greenstone/Steele Creek junction.
The Lower Greenstone block is restricted and is only available from 1 April to 30 September. You need to get a permit specifically for this block, issued from the local DOC office by way of two ballot draws.
From the Greenstone road end follow the Caples River for 30 minutes and then cross the swingbridge just above the junction with the Greenstone. The hunting block starts about 2 km up the Greenstone Valley.
The Greenstone Valley floor is private land, owned by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu. No hunting is permitted on or within 100 metres of the river flats. Access agreements allow for walking and carrying firearms up the valley.
Hunters who are allocated a block in the ballot draw must advise the farm manager before entering the valley. Contact Routeburn Station, Stuart Percy, ph +64 3 442 9901.
NZTopo50 series: CB09, CB10, CC09
Dogs are not permitted in this block, or in any part of the Greenstone/Caples Recreational Hunting Area (RHA).