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 Adams 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 designated landing site only during ballot period.

Landing Site: NZTM2000
E1403068 N5197140

Foot access: Very difficult
Road access: Wanganui Rd end

Block specific information

Permissions: DOC hunting permit required
Map: Topo50 BY17

There is a nice campsite, but it is a little exposed to the Southerly. There are two water sources within 50 m of the campsite.

The landing site offers good access up or down the Perth Valley where there are a reasonable amount of animals.


There are 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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