Hunting is one of the most popular activities on Stewart Island’s West Coast with prime hunting opportunities. Several hunters cabins are available to house hunting parties along the coast as they track the elusive whitetail and red deer roaming the island.

The whitetail deer are of particular note as the descendants of nine individuals gifted to New Zealand by Theodore Roosevelt in the early 1900s. Fishing is also a popular pursuit, with the availability of blue cod and trumpeter in the island’s crystal clear waters.

For information on hunting blocks contact Department of Conservation


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