IntroductionHunt deer and possums in this inland 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 email@example.com
- 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
This hunting area is covered by a 'restricted area permit'. Contact the DOC office managing the hunting area.
About this hunting block
Freshwater is an inland block on the Freshwater River, 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.
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.
NZTopo50 map sheets: CH09 Mount Anglem/Hananui, CJ09 Mount Allen
Dogs are not allowed as this block is within a national park.
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.