Totara Flats Hut

Tararua Forest Park

A central hut for the Kaitoke to Holdsworth trip (3 days). It was sited under trees at the north-west corner of Totara Flats (largest flat in Tararuas at 2 km by 0.5 km) but was replaced since it was built on unstable gravel. It is now located a few minutes to the north (near the old hut site). It takes about 26 in two separate bunk rooms. The living area has 3 tables, a big wood burner, plus a separate bench area for preparing your food. There is a covered lean-to with a couple of sinks to do your washing up and ablutions. Have a look at Sayer's Hut over the river.

DOC has removed gas cookers, bring your own cooking equipment.

Totara Flats Hut • By Delwyn.
Key information
Owner: DOC
Serviced Hut
Sleeps 26
Toilet, Enclosed wood/coal burner
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
4 hours from Holdsworth Lodge, 5 hours from Tutuwai Hut.
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
ID 1162

About this hut

Added 8 December 2005 by ianfiskianfisk. 1 revision 24 February 2015 by nzjoelnzjoel.
315 views in the past year (26 per month).
monkeysh1ne visited this hut 29 July 201829 July
Fantastic, big capacity, serviced hut. Had fire cranking with 2 x other visitors. Walked in via Waiohine track from campsite. ...