This coastal block in Rakiura National Park contains deer and possums.
  • 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.

Seasonal restrictions

Closed 1 November – 31 March for the Great Walks peak season.


Dog access

No dogs

About this hunting block

General information

North Arm is a coastal block in Paterson Inlet, in Rakiura National Park.

No hunting within 100 m of the Rakiura Track at any time of the year.

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 maps

NZTopo50 map sheets: CH09 Mount Anglem/Hananui, CJ09 Mount Allen


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

Huts and campsites

North Arm Hut

North Arm Hut

Category: Great Walk
Facilities: 24 bunk beds, heating, mattresses, toilets - non-flush, water from tap - not treated, boil before use
Bookings required
North Arm Campsite

North Arm Campsite

Category: Great Walk
Facilities: 4 non-powered / tent sites, non-powered/tent sites, toilets - non-flush, water from tap - not treated, boil before use
Bookings required

Sawdust Bay camping area: toilet but no shelter or water tank


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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