Mount Peel Conservation Area hunting block

General information

Open hunting. Hunting season is open all year for thar, red deer, chamois and pig. This block is mountain terrain with steep slopes running down to deeply incised gullies. The highest point is Coal Hill at 1617 m. Vegetation is mainly tussock with some patches of bush in lower gullies and on south facing slopes. The block is about 3,140 hectares.

The adjoining Peel Forest Park Scenic Reserve hunting block information is available separately from the DOC office in Geraldine.


This block is about 27 km from Geraldine. Follow Main North Road (SH 79) for 8 km. Turn left just after the Orari Bridge onto Arundel Bridge Highway. After 3 km take the second left onto Coopers Creek Peel Forest Road. 1 km past Peel Forest township turn right onto Rangitata Gorge Road.

All access easements are marked on the Rangitata Gorge Road. Please keep to the marked track as easements cross private land.

The easements are:

  • MacKenzie Stream (unnamed on topographical maps is on the southern side of Horse Spur)
  • Lynn Stream
  • Raules Gully
  • Boundary Stream
  • Coal Hill


This hunting block is surrounded by private land; please do not trespass.

Map information

Topo50 map BY19.


Dogs are not permitted in the Mt Peel Conservation Area.

Hut information

There are no huts available in this hunting block. Note: The hut in Lynn Creek is on private land.

Additional information

Hunters are advised to check for current pesticide operations that may be in progress where they intend to hunt. Pesticide summaries are published every four months.


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