Island Range Drop Off

East Lands Trust Block

  • DOC Access point only for upper Ecology Stream.
  • Campsite only.
  • Some open tops.
  • Beech valley.
  • Steep.
  • Sika & Red deer.
  • Require DOC Hunting Permit.

Ngapuketurua Hut

East Taupo Lands Trust Block

  • Open tops.
  • Tussock valley.
  • Lower beech forest.
  • DOC access.
  • Small 2 bunk hut with everything in it.
  • Reds & Sika
  • Good summer hunting
  • Hut has pots, pans, cutlery, crockery, cooker and gas provided.Hunting Conditions:
    1. Maximum of one deer per person plus one per party. (Example: 3 hunters – maximum 4 deer)
    2. DOC hunting permits are required if hunting on adjoining DOC land.
    3. No shooting stags in velvet.
    4. No night shooting or spot lighting or use of night vision equipment, infra-red and or heat detecting devices.
    5. This block is open year round.

Mangamaire Saddle Hut

East Taupo Lands Trust Block

  • Beautiful tussock valley.
  • Big open tops.
  • Beech forest valleys to north.
  • Some scruby gullies.
  • Some pockets of native.
  • Easy country.
  • Gas & gas cooker.
  • Pots & pans.
  • Cultery & crockery.
  • Kent fire place.
  • Good summer country.
  • Tidy 4 bunk hut.Hunting Conditions:
    1. Maximum of one deer per person plus one per party. (Example: 3 hunters – maximum 4 deer)
    2. DOC hunting permits are required if hunting on adjoining DOC land.
    3. No shooting stags in velvet.
    4. No night shooting or spot lighting or use of night vision equipment, infra-red and or heat detecting devices.
    5. This block is open year round.

Kakapo Hut

East Taupo Lands Trust Block

  • Moderate-steep beech forest.
  • Some clearings, slips & river flats.
  • Mainly Sika but also a few Reds.
  • Gas & gas cooker
  • Pots & pans
  • Cultery & crochery
  • Old A frame hut with fire.
  • Good beech forest roar hunting.Hunting Conditions:
    1. Maximum of one deer per person plus one per party. (Example: 3 hunters – maximum 4 deer)
    2. DOC hunting permits are required if hunting on adjoining DOC land.
    3. No shooting stags in velvet.
    4. No night shooting or spot lighting or use of night vision equipment, infra-red and or heat detecting devices.
    5. This block is open year round.

 

Mangamingi Hut

East Taupo Lands Trust Block

  • Tussock river flats.
  • Beech gullies.
  • Some open tops.
  • 4 bunk A frame hut.
  • Gas & gas cooker.
  • Pots & pans
  • Cultery & crockery
  • Wood fire box.Hunting Conditions:
    1. Maximum of one deer per person plus one per party. (Example: 3 hunters – maximum 4 deer)
    2. DOC hunting permits are required if hunting on adjoining DOC land.
    3. No shooting stags in velvet.
    4. No night shooting or spot lighting or use of night vision equipment, infra-red and or heat detecting devices.
    5. This block is open year round.

Kens Hut

East Taupo Lands Trust Block

  • Moderate beech forest, steep in some places.
  • Small clearings.
  • Creek and slip hunting
  • Gas & gas cooker.
  • Pots & pans.
  • Crockery & cultery.
  • Great 4 bunk Hut.

Hunting Conditions:

    1. Maximum of one deer per person plus one per party. (Example: 3 hunters – maximum 4 deer)
    2. DOC hunting permits are required if hunting on adjoining DOC land.
    3. No shooting stags in velvet.
    4. No night shooting or spot lighting or use of night vision equipment, infra-red and or heat detecting devices.
    5. This block is open year round.

Tauranga-Taupo Hut

East Taupo Lands Trust Block

  • River flats.
  • Easy beech country.
  • Good 4 bunk hut.
  • Gas & gas cooker.
  • Pots & pans.
  • Cultery & crockery.
  • Kent fire box.
  • Great family summer block with big hut.

Hunting Rules:

  1. Maximum of one deer per person plus one per party. (Example: 3 hunters – maximum 4 deer)
  2. DOC hunting permits are required if hunting on adjoining DOC land.
  3. No shooting stags in velvet.
  4. No night shooting or spot lighting or use of night vision equipment, infra-red and or heat detecting devices.
  5. This blocks is open year round

Pikiawatea Hut

East Taupo Lands Trust Block

  • Private block with DOC access
  • Beech sides and ridges.
  • Some open tops
  • 4 bunk hut with everything in it.
  • Meat safe.
  • Hut has pots, pans, cutlery, crockery, cooker and gas provided.

Hunting Conditions:

    1. Maximum of one deer per person plus one per party. (Example: 3 hunters – maximum 4 deer)
    2. DOC hunting permits are required if hunting on adjoining DOC land.
    3. No shooting stags in velvet.
    4. No night shooting or spot lighting or use of night vision equipment, infra-red and or heat detecting devices.
    5. This block is open year round.

Mangatanguru

East Taupo Lands Trust Block

  • Kanuka faces & flats
  • Beech valley & pockets
  • 4 bunk bivvy hut.
  • Pots & pans
  • Cultery & crokery.
  • Gas & gas cooker.
  • Open fire place.
    Hunting Conditions:

    1. Maximum of one deer per person plus one per party. (Example: 3 hunters – maximum 4 deer)
    2. DOC hunting permits are required if hunting on adjoining DOC land.
    3. No shooting stags in velvet.
    4. No night shooting or spot lighting or use of night vision equipment, infra-red and or heat detecting devices.
    5. This block is open year round.

Mangatainoka 2 Hut

East Taupo Lands Trust Block

  • Beech forest.
  • Few clearings & slips.
  • River hunting.
  • 4  bunk hut.
  • Pots & pans
  • Cultery & crockery.
  • Gas & gas cooker
  • Kent fire place.

Hunting Conditions:

    1. Maximum of one deer per person plus one per party. (Example: 3 hunters – maximum 4 deer)
    2. DOC hunting permits are required if hunting on adjoining DOC land.
    3. No shooting stags in velvet.
    4. No night shooting or spot lighting or use of night vision equipment, infra-red and or heat detecting devices.
    5. This block is open year round.
    6. During the summer months (Dec – Feb) Fishermen may be day fishing the Rangitikei River down stream of the hut. If you wish to fish yourself please get in contact to ensure it’s available.