Deer and possums can be hunted in this coastal block in Rakiura National Park.
  • Possum hunting: You need both a restricted hunting permit and a possum trapping permit for this block. Get a possum trapping permit by emailing
  • Bookings required all year.
  • Possum control operations – closures, partial closures, or caution periods may be in effect. Check this page for alerts.


  • 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'. Contact the DOC office managing the hunting area.

Dog access

No dogs

About this hunting block

General information

Christmas is a coastal block in Rakiura National Park.

How to book restricted hunting blocks and apply for hunting permits.

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.  


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 map

NZTopo50 map sheet: CH09 Mount Anglem/Hananui


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


Christmas Village Hunters Hut

Christmas Village Hunters Hut

Category: Basic/bivvies
Facilities: 6 bunk beds, heating, mattresses, toilets - non-flush, water from tap - not treated, boil before use
Bookings required

This hut is automatically booked as a part of the hunting block booking, provided there is not already a hut-only booking in place. A levy per person, per booking is required. Hunting permits will only be sent when relevant fees have been received.


Rakiura National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 219 0009
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   15 Main Road
Oban 9818
Postal Address:   PO Box 3
Rakiura/Stewart Island 9846
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