Powell Hut

Tararua Forest Park

A popular stopping off point on walks to Mount Holdsworth, Powell Hut in the Tararua Ranges is 4 hours from the car park and 1 hour from the summit. The hut offers great views across the Wairarapa Plains.

The previous hut burned down 17 May 1999 and was replaced January 2000, then renovated in 2018.

Powell Hut (Pre 2000) • By Haqii.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Serviced Hut
Sleeps
Sleeps 32
32
Facilities
Toilet, Enclosed wood/coal burner, Gas/electric cooking
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
4 hours from the Mt. Holdsworth road end. 3-4 hours from Jumbo Hut.
Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
Bookings required
Required

Bookings are required year-round at this hut. Fees are as follows:

Sunday to Friday:

- Adult (18+ years): $15 per night - Youth (11–17 years): $7.50 per night - Child/Infant (0–10 years): free

Saturday:

- Adult (18+ years): $20 per night - Youth (11–17 years): $10 per night - Child/Infant (0–10 years): free

Other
Altitude
1,200m
Mobile phone coverage
Yes, some coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BP34
Link
https://www.doc.g...https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/wellington-kapiti/places/tararua-forest-park/things-to-do/huts/powell-hut/
Map
ID 1164

About this hut

Added 8 December 2005 by ianfiskianfisk. 4 revisions, most recently 16 July 2021 by Dakota-VDakota-V.
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