You can hunt red deer and chamois in the West Wanaka hunting block, which takes in the western faces of Mt Alta and the Bent Burn.


  • Chamois
  • Deer - Red

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 allowed. Keep dog under control at all times.

About this hunting block

Animals present are red deer and chamois in low to moderate numbers.

General information

This block takes in the western faces of Mt Alta and the Bent Burn, which are covered in steep beech/tawhai forest, scrub and tussock.

This block is balloted for the roar period duirng the months of March and April.

See Wanaka roar block system

No fires to be lit in the open without a fire permit. Extinguish all fires before leaving huts and campsites.


Take the Wanaka Mount Aspiring Road from Wanaka and turn right onto West Wanaka Road, about 5 km beyond Glendhu Bay. Beyond West Wanaka Station, there is 4WD access with permission from the landholder.


James Cochrane, West Wanaka Station, ph +64 3 443 7144


NZTopo50 series: CA11, CA12

West Wanaka hunting block map (PDF, 2094K)


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.


Tititea / Mount Aspiring National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   0272696871
Fax:   03 4437660
Address:   1 Ballantyne Road
Wanaka 9305
Postal Address:   PO Box 93
Wanaka 9343
Back to top