The Waikoau Forest area is comprised of two areas totalling 234 ha. One area is to the east of the Waikōau River and the other area is to the west of the Hump Burn. Both these areas are adjacent to public walking tracks, no hunting is permitted within 500 m of huts or tracks.
Both areas can be accessed by following the Papatotara Coast Road, parking at Rarakau car park and then by foot along the South Coast Track.
NZTopo50 map - CF07
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.
There are no DOC huts available.
If possuming, a permit must be obtained by visiting the DOC Murihiku Office in Invercargill.
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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.