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 designated landing site only during ballot period

Landing site: NZTM2000 E1344552-N5147269

Road access point: Karangarua or Landsborough
Foot access: Very difficult, several days walk

Block specific information

Permissions: DOC hunting permit required
Map: Topo50 BY14

Large campsite, but can be very exposed in bad weather. Reasonable foot access around most of area. Tahr on both sides of Zora Creek. Suitable for parties of 4 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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