Introduction

Hunt deer and possums in this coastal block in Rakiura National Park.

Highlights

Seasonal restrictions

  • Possum control operations – closures or partial closures, or caution periods may be in effect. Check for alerts on this page.
  • Bookings required all year.

Species

  • Deer - Red
  • Deer - White-tail
  • Possums

Permit requirements

A permit is required to hunt on public conservation land.

This hunting area is covered by a 'restricted area permit' which must be obtained from the DOC office managing the hunting area.

Dog access

No dogs

About this hunting block

General information

Big Hellfire is a coastal block in Rakiura National Park.

Bookings are required and can be made up to 12 months in advance. Check availability of Stewart Island hunting blocks.

Request a booking online or contact Rakiura National Park Visitor Centre.  

Access

Hunting blocks can be accessed by sea or air. You need to organise your own transport to and from the block. We recommend learning about transport options before you apply. Visit the Stewart Island website for more information.

Topo maps

NZTopo50 map sheets: CH08 Codfish Island

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed as this block is within a national park.

Huts

Big Hellfire Hut

Big Hellfire Hut

Category: Standard
Facilities: 12 bunk beds, heating, mattresses, toilets - non-flush, water from tap - not treated, boil before use
Bookings not required - first come, first served

Hunters can only use half the bunks in this hut – the hut is shared with trampers. Be prepared to camp if party sizes exceed this ratio. Bunks aren't guaranteed with a hunting block booking.

Contacts

Rakiura National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 219 0009
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   stewartisland@doc.govt.nz
Address:   15 Main Road
Oban
Postal Address:   PO Box 3
Rakiura/Stewart Island 9846
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