You can hunt red deer and chamois in the West Wānaka 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' – get it 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 Wānaka roar block system


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


James Cochrane, West Wānaka Station, ph +64 27 329 3315.


NZTopo50 series: CA11, CA12

West Wānaka hunting block map (PDF, 2,094K)


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:   03 4437660
Email:   wanakavc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   1 Ballantyne Road
Wanaka 9305
Postal Address:   PO Box 93
Wanaka 9343
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