Permit Application

Permits are issued free of charge, but please allow at least a week for your permit application to be processed. 

Note that due to OSPRI/TBfree 1080 operations, no hunting permits will be issued for Waipori forest until further notice.

A note for visitors to this web page who intend to apply for a permit, please be aware that our forests are all located in Otago, (within 80 km of Dunedin)

Note that permits may be cancelled in times of high fire danger or for operational requirements. For your safety, do not enter the forests during strong winds!

Due to the high number of applications, we are generally not able to respond to unsuccessful applicants.

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Permit type

Sorry, hunting permits are currently not available
Sorry, motorcycle permits are currently not available

General access permit

Fishing permit

Hunting permit

Motorcycle permit