Introduction

Blue hunting block takes in the Blue River catchment including its north and south branches. You can hunt red deer and chamois.

Hunting block overview

Species

  • 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

No dogs

About this hunting block

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

General information

This block takes in the Blue River catchment including its north and south branches. The valley floor offers reasonable travel through mature silver beech/tahina forest and some small gorges, with a marked track and then a marked route. Higher up the valley walls are steep and bluffy.

This block is balloted for the ROAR period during the months of March and April.

See Wanaka roar block system

Access

Access is from the Blue Pools car park on the Haast Highway (SH6), 9 km northwest of Makarora township. The turnoff to the Blue Valley is marked by a sign immediately after crossing the swingbridge.

Maps

NZTopo50 series: BZ13

Blue hunting block map (PDF, 1702K)

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed in this block as it is part of Mount Aspiring National Park.

Contacts

Tititea / Mount Aspiring National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 443 7660
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   mtaspiringvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Ardmore Street
Wanaka 9305
Postal Address:   PO Box 93
Wanaka 9343
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