Located 45km west of Invercargill, the Longwoods are a popular hunting area of approximately 23,008 ha. The Longwoods consists of extensive areas of rolling terrain. Vegetation is a mix of beech and podocarp forest with large open tops of tussock grasslands and wetlands. Threatened species include mistletoes, yellow-crowned parakeet and wood pigeon.
Round Hill Conservation Area is a hunting area east of Orepuki,and covers approximately 120 ha on the western side of the Longwood Forest. The terrain is relatively steep and covered with regenerating kamahi-mixed podocarp forest with farmland on three sides and a private scenic reserve on the eastern boundary.
Access to the western side of the range is gained from SH99 and access to the eastern side is gained from side roads off the Riverton/Otautau Road. Permission to cross private land must be obtained from the landowners.
Round Hill is accessed from Falls Creeks Road off the Orepuki Riverton SH99.
NZTopo50 maps - CF08, CF09, CG08, CG09
A selection of Topo50 maps which cover the Southland region are available to purchase from the DOC Murihiku Office.
If you require a map that is not supplied at the Murihiku Office, you can download maps or check out a list of other retailers on the Land Information New Zealand website.
If possuming, a permit must be obtained by visiting the DOC Murihiku Office in Invercargill.
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