No dogs between 1 September and 30 September.
The East Dome (1,312 ha) and Mataura (1,554 ha) ranges form steep tussock land above heavily forested lower sections. Permits are issued on an open block hunting system. DOC permits do not provide permission to hunt any of the exotic plantation forests.
The neighbouring Mid Dome and Cupola Conservation Areas are restricted hunting areas and a permit to hunt these areas must be obtained from the DOC Murihiku Office.
All access is over private land. Permission to cross private land must be sought from the land owners.
There is no public access from Glenlapa Road on the East side (true Left) of the Mataura River. This road reaches as far as the baches (huts/cribs) then you need to use marginal strip and hydro land to get to the access location.
The only public access is from the Marginal Strip and Hydro land within the Mataura river, Land Information New Zealand Land (LINZ) manages the area known as Hydro land and Conservation Land, DOC manages the area known as Marginal Strip. The access is along the Mataura River on the True Left bank from grid X1260993, Y4940017 in the north to X1261375, Y4937975 in the South.
No public access except through East Dome Scenic Reserve entering from the same way as described in the East Dome Conservation Area above.
True Right of the Mataura River – various start points along Ardlussa/Cattle Flat Road.
All of these locations are accessed from marginal strip land and you must remain on the marginal strip and or Hydro land to access these locations – not use private land.
There are also several areas where the Scenic Reserve has been extended down to the river margin:
No public access – permission to access must be obtained from Cattle Flat Station.
NZTopo50 maps - CD10, CD11, CE10, CE11
There are no DOC huts available.
If possuming, a permit must be obtained by visiting the DOC Murihiku Office in Invercargill.
Auckland and parts of the Waikato are at Level 3. DOC huts and campsites are closed in these regions. The rest of New Zealand is at Level 2.