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

ZIP and Predator Free South Westland project is operating in this area for 2023 and 2024.

How you’re affected and other potential areas.


  • 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 E1408310-N5197116

Road access point: Whataroa road end
Foot access: Very difficult. Access via Perth river and Scone Hut.

Block specific information

Permissions: DOC hunting permit required
Map: Topo50 BW17

High campsite. Best early on when there is not too much snow. Quite exposed. Easy hunting access. Front face of the Perth can be accessed. Suitable for parties of 2-3 hunters. 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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