Located west of Papatotara the Thwaites Scenic Reserve covers 323 ha of easy rolling terrain. Vegetation is lowland podocarp.
Access can be gained from the Papatotora Coast Road, across private farm land. Permission must be obtained from the land owners.
NZTopo50 map - CF08
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.
Red deer - low numbers
There are no DOC huts available.
If possuming, a permit must be obtained by visiting the DOC Murihiku Office in Invercargill.
Latest pesticide summary for the Southern South Island covering most of the Otago, Fiordland and Southland regions.
How to hunt safely, rules for hunting on public conservation land, hunting with dogs, overseas hunters, and hunting gear lists.
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.