Natural Attraction

Takitimu Mountains Conservation Area

Dunrobin Valley Road, Takitimu Mountains

The Takitimu Mountains are an impressive landform that provides opportunities for tramping, hunting and fishing amongst attractive open beech forest, tussock and screes. The range has dissected valleys and craggy tops that rise to 1650m.

Named after the ancient Maori migration waka (canoe) Takitimu, The Ngāi Tahu Deed of Settlement places a topuni, a special recognition of Ngāi Tahu cultural, spiritual, historic and traditional values, over the Takitimu Mountain Range.

Various tramping tracks and routes traverse the mountains, offering adventurous souls plenty of opportunities for exploring the range. Numerous huts are dotted throughout the area along the trails, providing pleasant places to rest overnight plus protection against the weather.

The hunting of red deer, fallow deer and wild pigs is allowed in the Takitimu Conservation Area, although permits for hunting and dogs must be acquired from the Department of Conservation before your trip.

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Last modified
Tue 26 Jun 2018
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