Cone Hut

Tararua Forest Park

An outstanding example of bush carpentry. Built in 1946, renovated using original techniques in 1987. Adzed totara plank sleeping platform, dirt floor. Water from nearby stream. Interesting long drop - "Punga House of Pohy". Nice picnic table outside.

This hut is the second oldest hut in the Tararuas, and is maintained by the Tararua Tramping Club.

A billy at Cone Hut • By izogi.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Basic Hut/Bivvy
Sleeps
Sleeps 12
12
Facilities
Toilet, Open fireplace
Water supply
Natural water source
Getting there
Getting there
6 hours from the Kaitoke road end (1 hour from Tutuwai Hut), 5 hours across Cone Saddle from Totara Flats Hut.
Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
340m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BP33
Link
www.doc.govt.nz/c...http://www.doc.govt.nz/conservation/historic/by-region/wairarapa/cone-hut/
Map
ID 1160

About this hut

Added 8 December 2005 by ianfiskianfisk. 1 revision 7 April 2014 by MatthewMatthew.
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