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.

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.

Mt Cameron

Owhaoko C Trust Block

  • Steep scruby country.
  • Pockets of native beech.
  • No longer a hut or shelter, just a camping drop.
  • May need to bring in own water.
  • Good roar block.

Te Wake Tops Hut

Owhaoko BD Trust Block

  • Open tops.
  • A few native bush pockets.
  • 3 bunk small hut.
  • Great summer block.
  • Gas & gas cooker.
  • Pots & pans
  • Cultery & crockery
  • Has Heli-biking track through it, during summer expect riders.
  • Closed: 20 Dec – 1 March, 1 June – 30 Sept yearly. 

Owhaoko BD Trust has changed the permit conditions with regard to deer numbers shot. The new permit conditions are as follows:

• No limit on the number of Red shot.
• No shooting stags in velvet.
• No shooting of spikers at any time of the year.
• No more than 3 Sika hinds maybe taken per person at any time of the year.
• Only one 8 point Sika stag may be taken per person between 1 March- 31 May.

Tin Kettle Hut

Owhaoko BD Trust Block

  • Easy tussock valley.
  • Scruby faces.
  • Native bush pockets.
  • Great summer country.
  • Pots & pans.
  • Cultery & crockery.
  • Outside fire and cook out.
  • 4 bunk hut.
  • Gas & gas cooker.
  • Closed 20 Dec – 1 March & 1 June  – 30 Sept yearly.

Owhaoko BD Trust has changed the permit conditions with regard to deer numbers shot. The new permit conditions are as follows:

• No limit on the number of Red shot.
• No shooting stags in velvet.
• No shooting of spikers at any time of the year.
• No more than 3 Sika hinds maybe taken per person at any time of the year.
• Only one 8 point Sika stag may be taken per person between 1 March- 31 May.

Otutu Island Hut

Owhaoko BD Trust Block

  • Open tussock tops.
  • Native bush gullies.
  • 4 bunk hut.
  • Pots & pans.
  • Cultery & crockery.
  • Gas & gas cooker.
  • Gas heater for winter months.
  • Easy going contour.
  • Closed 20 Dec – 1 March & 1 June – 30 Sept yearly.

Owhaoko BD Trust has changed the permit conditions with regard to deer numbers shot. The new permit conditions are as follows:

• No limit on the number of Red shot.
• No shooting stags in velvet.
• No shooting of spikers at any time of the year.
• No more than 3 Sika hinds maybe taken per person at any time of the year.
• Only one 8 point Sika stag may be taken per person between 1 March- 31 May.

Te Piri Stream Drop Off

  • DOC Drop off point only.
  • You must cross river and camp & hunt on DOC side.
  • Steep scrub sides.
  • Pockets of native beech.
  • Good hunting up on (Whakamauru Tops/Paradise Valley).
  • Must have DOC Hunting Permit.
  • No hunting on private land. If you are caught on private land you will be prosecuted under the ‘Wild Animal Control Act” and could recieve up to $100,000 fine and seizer of hunting equipment.

Mangataramea Hut

Owhaoko A Trust Block

  • Open tussock tops and flats.
  • Bush sidlings & gullies
  • 4 bunk hut.
  • Gas & gas cooker.
  • Cultery & crockery
  • Closed: 20 Dec – 1st March & 1 June – 30 Sept yearly.

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.