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


  • 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.

Seasonal restrictions

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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 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.


NZTopo50 series: BZ13

Blue hunting block map (PDF, 1702K)


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


Tititea / Mount Aspiring National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   0272696871
Fax:   03 4437660
Address:   1 Ballantyne Road
Wanaka 930
Postal Address:   PO Box 93
Wanaka 9343
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