Howletts Hut

Ruahine Forest Park

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Howletts Hut (8 beds, new stove with coal flown in, tank water) is a club-maintained hut, fee is a donation payable to the Heretaunga Tramping Club. 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.

Sunrise from Howletts Hut • By Briar. Licence: C.
Key information
Owner
Owner: PVT
Category
Private 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 (time unknown) poled route

Longview Hut: 9km (3-6 hours) poled route

Daphne Hut: 2km (time unknown) track

Waterfall Hut: 12km (time unknown) 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 (time unknown) unmarked route over tops and narrow ridgelines

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
1,365m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BL36
Map
ID 1625

About this hut

Added 7 January 2007 by madpommadpom. 7 revisions, most recently 7 June 2011 by pmckepmcke.
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