Kime Hut

Tararua Forest Park

The highest hut on the Southern Crossing. Nice view of Masterton through the valley. This hut was replaced in 2014 and is now warm and light due to the large double glazed windows. Sleeps 20 people on bunks. No gas or fireplace.

Approximately a 1hr climb up Mt. Hector to the peak with magnificent 360ยบ views.

Kime Hut replacement • By mantis. Licence: C.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Standard Hut
Sleeps
Sleeps 20
20
Facilities
Toilet
Water supply
Tap or tank water
2 large water tanks, able to be drunk without boiling
Getting there
Getting there
4-5 hours from Otaki Forks, 2-3 from Field Hut, 4-5 hours from Alpha Hut, 4-5 hours from Maungahuka Hut.
Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access

Requires 1 Standard Hut DOC ticket

Other
Altitude
1,400m
Mobile phone coverage
Yes, some coverage Good coverage on both Spark and Vodafone networks from Hut, able to make calls and browse internet on 3G without issue.
Maps
NZTopo50-BP33
Link
www.doc.govt.nz/p...http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-stay/backcountry-huts-by-region/wellington-kapiti/kapiti/kime-hut/
Map
ID 1131

About this hut

Added 7 December 2005 by ianfiskianfisk. 5 revisions, most recently 21 January 2015 by MatthewMatthew.
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