Hunt red deer and low numbers of chamois in this hunting block, west of SH6.


  • Chamois
  • Deer - Red

Permit requirements

A permit is required to hunt on public conservation land.

This hunting area is covered by an 'open area permit' – get it online or from a DOC office.

Dog access

No dogs

About this hunting block


Access to the area is off SH6 down the Waikūkūpa River or directly off the Fox Glacier to Gillespies Beach road. Forest travel is reasonable although areas of supplejack can be testing. Nearer the coast you can encounter dense kiekie, and the many wetland areas make foot travel difficult.

There are no tracks into the interior except the popular visitors track around Lake Matheson and an old route up to Lake Gault. There are no authorised helicopter landing sites.


There is no need to cross any leased or privately owned land to access this area.


NZTopo50 BW15, BX15, BX14. 


Dogs are not permitted in national parks.


There are no public huts in this area.


Red deer can be found throughout the area at any time of the year. Chamois can be found throughout the area in low numbers especially along open stream beds and slips.

Additional information

Hunters are advised to check for current pesticide operations that may be in progress where they intend to hunt. Summaries are published every four months on this site. There are no DOC possum control operations in this area.

The use of shotguns, shotgun-rifle combos, .22 calibre and rim-fire firearms is prohibited on public conservation land unless stated otherwise.


Westland Tai Poutini National Park Visitor Centre
Phone +64 3 752 0360
Email westlandnpvc@doc.govt.nz
Address 69 Cron Street
Franz Josef Glacier 7856
Hours See visitor centre hours
Awarua/Haast Visitor Centre
Phone +64 3 750 0809
Email haastvc@doc.govt.nz
Address Haast Junction
Corner SH6 and Jackson Bay Road
Haast 7886
Hours See visitor centre hours
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