You can hunt red deer and pigs in the Longwood Forest.


  • Deer - Red
  • Pigs

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

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.  

Animals present

Red deer - moderate numbers
Pigs - low numbers


  • Dogs must be registered and are not permitted in huts.
  • When crossing private land, dogs are to be on a leash until well into forest and kept under control.
  • DOC must be notified regarding missing or lost dogs on conservation land.

Hut information

Martin’s Hut – 4 bunks
Turnbull’s (Big Dam) Hut – 4 bunks

Additional information

If possuming, a permit must be obtained by visiting the DOC Murihiku Office in Invercargill.


Murihiku / Invercargill Office
Phone:   +64 3 211 2400
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   7th Floor
CUE on Don
33 Don Street
Invercargill 9810
Postal Address:   PO Box 743
Invercargill 9840
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