This hunting area is open year round and is under the ballot system for helicopter access (late April-June).


  • Tahr

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

General information

This site is in the Hooker-Landsborough Wilderness Area and is open year round for foot access.

This site is included in the ballot system for helicopter access (late April-June).

Access information

Helicopter access: Restricted to two designated landing sites only during ballot period.

Baker Creek landing site:
NZTM2000 E1344828-N5144719
Alternative Upper Baker landing site:
NZTM2000 E1346308-N5142874

Road access point: Karangarua or Landsborough.
Foot access: It is possible to walk in from outside the wilderness area boundary at Kea Flat

Block specific information

Permissions: DOC hunting permit required.
Map: Topo50 BY14

Very popular and productive area. Most creek systems holding tahr, but steep to access. Good sheltered campsite options. Nice upper basin with rock bivvy (Baker Creek) in good weather conditions. Suitable for hunting parties of 4 persons. River/creek water supply.

Hut information

No huts in this area. 


Awarua/Haast Visitor Centre
Phone +64 3 750 0809
Email haasthuntingballot@doc.govt.nz
Address Haast Junction
Corner SH6 and Jackson Bay Road
Haast 7886
Hours See visitor centre hours
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