Upper Makaroro Hut

Ruahine Forest Park

Upper Makaroro Hut (sleeps 4, wood-burning stove), lies adjacent to the Makaroro River in its upper reaches. It is a simple, but comfortable hut. Water supply is from the river, on which Blue Ducks can be seen.

The trip down the river to Barlow Hut and the Makaroro Roadend involves frequent travel in the river deep pools which require swimming or rock-climbing at even low levels: a nice walk for a hot day but not recommended in the cold! Tracks also lead to the top of the east and west ridges of the from the hut.

Upper Makaroro Hut • By madpom.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Standard Hut
Sleeps
Sleeps 4
4
Facilities
Toilet, Enclosed wood/coal burner
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
Makaroro Roadend (15km, 6-10 hours) river travel, including swimming deep pools

Makaroro Roadend (15km, 5-10 hours) track via Parks Peak Hut

Parks Peak Hut: 2.5km (1.5-2.5hrs), track

Kylie Biv: 5km (2-4 hours), track / unmarked route

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
720m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BK37
Map
ID 1634

About this hut

Added 7 January 2007 by madpommadpom. 3 revisions, most recently 1 November 2010 by madpommadpom.
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