The game bird hunting season in the Tasman region opens on Saturday 4 May 2019 and closes on Sunday 28 July 2019.

A section of Tasman's Great Taste Trail passes close to the area where hunting occurs and therefore it needs to be closed during set times on Saturday 4 May for the first day of the game bird hunting season.

The trail will be closed:

  • From Ravensdown on Lower Queen Street through to Lansdowne Road.
  • On Saturday 4th May between midnight and 10.00 am and between 4.00 pm and midnight.

People are asked to use Lower Queen Street as an alternative route during this time.

Signs will be installed along the trail to advise people that recreational hunters will be in the area. It is not intended to be closed on other days during the hunting season, however everyone using the trail during the hunting season should exercise caution and be aware that you may hear shot gun blasts.

More information
For further information, contact Tasman District Council transportation engineer Mike van Enter:  Ph. 03 543 8400. Email: