Herepai Hut

Tararua Forest Park

An older huts lower than the bush line. It has a cast-iron fire, two platforms for sleeping quarter. It holds around 10 people.

Basic but nice.

Steady 2.5-5hrs climb which crosses over 2 swingbridges, the 2nd one has a bit of height in it though

Saddle between East Peak and West Peak Northern Tararua • By Gaiters. Licence: C.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Standard Hut
Sleeps
Sleeps 10
10
Facilities
Toilet, Enclosed wood/coal burner
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
Is from the end of Mangatainoka valley road near Eketahuna. Half the track is the same as the one going to Roaring Stag Lodge.

A good ridgeline route runs south to Dundas. Heading north to Burn Hut the ridgeline becomes scrubby, but was largely recut through the leatherleaf in 2013 and is currently passable, if a little rough.

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Mobile phone coverage
Yes, some coverage Vodafone - Walk approx 3 mins further up the track.
Maps
NZTopo50-BN34
Map
ID 1467

About this hut

Added 19 June 2006 by stustringstustring. 7 revisions, most recently 6 June 2014 by ScottieScottie.
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