Howletts Hut

Ruahine Forest Park

Howletts Hut is located below the 1682m Taumatamekura Peak and the last rest heading north before the infamous Sawtooth Ridge.

The hut sits in a sheltered hollow on the Daphne Ridge just where the tussock ends and beech forest starts to lap over the ridgeline, giving unimpeded views of the ranges and plains around Ongaonga.

There is a new stove with coal flown in, and tank water.

Longview to Howletts • By bigpaul. Licence: cc by.
Key information
Owner
Owner: Heretaunga Tramping Club
Category
Standard Hut
Sleeps
Sleeps 8
8
Facilities
Toilet, Enclosed wood/coal burner
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
Kashmir Roadend (727880,613410): 11.5km poled route

Longview Hut: 9km / 3-6 hours poled route

Daphne Hut: 2km / 1.5 hours track

Waterfall Hut: 12km unmarked route over tops and narrow ridgelines

Waikamaka Hut: 16.5km / 7.5-15 hours unmarked route over tops and narrow ridgelines

Purity Hut: 17km unmarked route over tops and narrow ridgelines

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access

Howletts Hut is owned and maintained by the Heretaunga Tramping Club. Backcountry hut passes and tickets do not apply. For overnight stays, send donations to Heretaunga Tramping Club, PO Box 14086, Mayfair, Hastings 4159 (or email htc@orcon.net.nz for bank details).

Other
Altitude
1,365m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BL36
Link
www.htc.org.nz/in...http://www.htc.org.nz/index.php/club-huts
Map
ID 1625

About this hut

Added 7 January 2007 by madpommadpom. 7 revisions, most recently 3 April 2017 by MatthewMatthew.
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