Tahr 4WD Growler Hut

Trip Leader Peter Freestone

Grade Moderate

Date 17 Jun 22 - 20 Jun 22

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2 people are attending Future Trip

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North Canterbury Deerstalkers Association will conduct this trip with all care within its control Wilderness Hunting can be a dangerous activity. Responsibility for normal safety and conduct remains the responsibility of the individuals. Do not extend beyond your capabilities.


NZTopo50 map sheet: BX17
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1417235, N5179969

Trip Summary

4 Wheel Drive hunt up the Rangitata valley past Forrest Creek .  Multiple vehicles hopefully driving up to and staying at Growler Hut.

  • Bookings  not required – first come, first served  Standard DOC Rate $5:00 per Adult / Night


  • Heating
  • Mattresses
  • Toilets – non-flush
  • Water from stream
8 bunk beds

Forms of Hunting Available.

1)       Open tops.  The terrain will be a combination of flat and steep alpine terrain.  Potential for snow at this time . Requires a moderate level of fitness and moderate level of hunting experience.  A typical hunt of this kind will take 10 hours and requires a low level of navigation skills. Typical shooting distances are likely to be 200m+.

Required Gear: Minimum recommendations for every Hunt is Personal Location Beacon (PLB), GPS, Map, Compass, and a suitable form of communication.
Note Whether Hut or Camping, Is Vehicle Access available close to site etc