Kiwi Saddle Hut (Wangapeka)

Kahurangi National Park

Six bunk hut in NZFS style. Tent sites available in clearing around hut. In early January 2007 there were a large number of parakeets active around the hut. Access to the Luna Tops with numerous flowering orchids and magnificent views. Also, good access to Mt Patriach, particular if returning over the tops.

Mount Patriarch Tops • By touristiko.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Standard Hut
Sleeps
Sleeps 6
6
Facilities
Toilet, Open fireplace
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
From Rolling River Junction at the eastern end of the Wangapeka Track. Three hours to the swing bridge over the Wangapeka, from where the track branches off to follow Kiwi Stream. A further 3+ hours to the hut (sign says 3 hours, but many people find this an under-estimate). Round trip possible by returning over the tops and down Gibbs Track, which involves wading the Wangapeka. Both this, and Kiwi Str
Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BQ23
Link
www.doc.govt.nz/p...http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-stay/backcountry-huts-by-region/nelson-tasman/motueka/kiwi-saddle-hut/
Map
ID 1713

About this hut

Added 28 January 2007 by PeterAPeterA. 2 revisions, most recently 27 September 2011 by iangeorgeiangeorge.
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