Find out about booking a hunting block on Stewart Island, and make an online booking request.

Booking information

A combined open zone and block system is in operation. Most blocks are suitable for six hunters; parties are limited to 12 people and 10 rifles. Depending on demand, some blocks may be balloted. Each party may only book one block per hunting trip.

Bookings for blocks can be made up to 12 months in advance. There is a non-refundable $30 administration fee per block booking. This payment must be received by the Department of Conservation on Stewart Island/Rakiura within three weeks of the booking being made.

Confirmation of the booking is required 60 days prior to your arrival on the island. A form will be sent to you in advance requesting details of the party members. Names of hunters and their firearms licence numbers must be submitted on this form, along with details of transport to the block and any payment due. Failure to do this will result in cancellation of the booking.

Online booking request

Complete the form if you are interested in booking a hunting block on Stewart Island/Rakiura (subject to availability). You must fill in fields marked with an asterisk *.

Contact details
First name*
Phone (daytime)*
Hunting blocks available for booking:
1 Maori Beach
2 Bungaree
3 Murray 4 Rollers
5 Christmas
6 Lucky
7 Yankee
8 Smoky
9 Long Harry
10 E Ruggedy
11 W Ruggedy
12 Waituna
13 Big Hellfire
14 Little Hellfire
15 Homestead
16 Martins Creek
17 Cavalier
18 Doughboy
19 Nth Pegasus
20 Sth Pegasus
21 Upper Lords
22 Nth Tikotatahi
23 Kellys
24 Bosom
25 Little Glory
26 South Big Glory
27 Mid Big Glory
28 North Big Glory
29 Hapuatuna
30 Abrahams Bay
31 South West Arm
32 Rakeahua
33 Freds Camp
34 Freshwater
35 North Arm
Number and name of one hunting block from list above*
Dates (for a maximum of 10 days)*
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