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


  • Chamois
  • 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 is only available through the Haast Tahr ballot.

Landing Site: NZTM2000
E1400063 N5204277

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 on a terrace about 20 m above landing site. There is water about 120 m from the campsite.

This area has good hunting access. It may have lower numbers of tahr, but there is still a good opportunity for finding trophy 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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