Find out about permit requirements for hunting on Stewart Island/Rakiura.

Permits are required for all designated hunting blocks on Stewart Island/Rakiura public conservation land. These must be applied for in advance from the Rakiura National Park Visitor Centre, email

Permits are issued for a maximum period of 10 days for hunting blocks. Permits may be received by post or email, or collected from Rakiura National Park Visitor Centre in Halfmoon Bay prior to your trip.

Open zone permits for Stewart Island/Rakiura are completed online and are valid for four months. 

Rakiura National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 219 0009
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   15 Main Road
Postal Address:   PO Box 3
Rakiura/Stewart Island 9846
Permits for hunting on Māori land must be obtained from:

Rakiura Māori Land Trust
PO Box 77
Phone: +64 3 212 8075 (24 hours)
Website: Rakiura Māori Land Trust

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