South Pegasus hunting block

Updated: May 18

This coastal block in Rakiura National Park contains deer and possums.

  • Possum hunting: You need both a restricted hunting permit and a possum trapping permit for this block. Get a possum trapping permit by emailing

  • Bookings required all year.

  • Possum control operations – closures, partial closures, or caution periods may be in effect. Check this page for alerts.


Deer - Red

  • Deer - White-tail

  • Possums

Permit requirements A permit is required to hunt on public conservation land. This hunting area is covered by a 'restricted area permit' which must be obtained from the DOC office managing the hunting area.

Dog access No dogs

General information

South Pegasus is a coastal block in Rakiura National Park. How to book restricted hunting blocks and apply for hunting permits. Bookings are required and can be made up to 12 months in advance. Check availability of Stewart Island hunting blocks.

Request a booking online or contact Rakiura National Park Visitor Centre. Access

Hunting blocks can be accessed by sea or air. You need to organise your own transport to and from the block. We recommend learning about transport options before you apply. Visit the Stewart Island website (external site) for more information.

Topo maps

NZTopo50 map sheets: CJ08 Doughboy Bay, CK08 South Cape/Whiore

Dogs Dogs are not allowed as this block is within a national park. Huts

South Pegasus Hunters Hut

Category: Basic/bivvies Facilities: 8 bunk beds, heating, mattresses, toilets - non-flush, water from tap - not treated, boil before use Bookings requiredThis hut is automatically booked as a part of the hunting block booking, provided there is not already a hut-only booking in place. A levy per person, per booking is required. Hunting permits will only be sent when relevant fees have been received.

Contacts Rakiura National Park Visitor CentrePhone: +64 3 219 0009Email: stewartisland@doc.govt.nzAddress: 15 Main Road Oban

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