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.

Powell Hut (Pre 2000) • By Haqii.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Serviced Hut
Sleeps
Sleeps 40
40
Facilities
Toilet, 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

All parties will be expected to book from November through to February. Booking are made for individual bunks. Fees will remain the same: $15 for adults (18+) and $5 for youth (11-17). An additional $5 to $10 management fee will apply depending on party size. Transfers and cancellations are subject to conditions. There will be a warden on-site for the duration of the booking period to manage the booking system. Unallocated bunks will still be available to trampers.

Other
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BP34
Map
ID 1164

About this hut

Added 8 December 2005 by ianfiskianfisk. 3 revisions, most recently 20 December 2019 by MatthewMatthew.
195 views in the past year (16 per month).