Kiritaki Hut / Keretaki Hut / Seamac Motel

Ruahine Forest Park

Kiritaki hut (6 beds, wood-burning stove, firewood available in locality, roof-fed water tank). One of many excellent huts in the Ruahines, and the only hut to survive DOC's cull of the Southern Ruahine huts. The hut is maintained by a group of locals, and congratulations must go to them for a welcoming, well-maintained, comfortable place to spend the night (it even has cushions!).

Keretaki Hut • By madpom. Licence: cc by.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Standard Hut
Sleeps
Sleeps 6
6
Facilities
Toilet, Enclosed wood/coal burner
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
Rapawapawai Stream from Loveday roadend (275950, 610450): 6.5km (2.5 - 5 hours). Riverbed route, cut track for last 1.5km climb to the hut.

Oruakeretaki Stream from Fairbrother Road (276180, 610670): Marked route: 5km 2.5hrs.

Mangapuaka Stream and Matanginui Track from Kumeti Roadend (276370, 611070): 8km (2.5-6 hours)

Matanginui Track from Opawe Roadend (275580, 611340): 10km (time unknown)

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
780m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BM35
Map
ID 1618

About this hut

Added 7 January 2007 by madpommadpom. 2 revisions, most recently 19 January 2014 by bigpaulbigpaul.
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