Waikamaka Hut

Ruahine Forest Park

Waikamaka Hut sits in the headwaters of the Waikamaka Stream, 1.5km below the Waipawa Saddle, and below the pyramidical Te Atuaparapara Peak (1687m).

An old tramping club hut, it has a good deal of character (who carried the light bulb and switch, though nothing connecting the two, up there and installed them?). The only downside is descending 100m to the river for water.

the hut sits out of sight from the river, on a river terrace between the two rivers at the forks. An old, dilapidated NZFS biv lies on the true right on the river flats.

The hut has a wood-burning stove with firewood available in locality, and water available from the river water 100m distant.

Waikamaka Hut • By madpom.
Key information
Owner
Owner: Heretaunga Tramping Club
Category
Standard Hut
Sleeps
Sleeps 8
8
Facilities
Toilet, Enclosed wood/coal burner
Water supply
No water
Getting there
Getting there
North Block Road roadend (278440,615170): 10km (time unknown) track

Waterfall Hut: 5km (1.5 - 3 hours) marked route over Rangi Saddle

Purity Hut: 13km (time unknown) unmarked route via Iron Peg Creek, waterfall hut and Rangi Saddle

Howletts Hut: 16.5km (7.5-15 hours) unmarked route via open tops and ridgelines

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

Waikamaka 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
1,150m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BK36
Link
www.doc.govt.nz/p...http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-stay/backcountry-huts-by-region/manawatu-whanganui/manawatu/waikamaka-hut/
Map 
ID 1627

About this hut

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