Top Gorge Hut

Ruahine Forest Park

Top Gorge Hut (2 bunks, 3 mattresses, open fire with ample firewood available, river water) is a small, basic hut above the river flat of the Pohangina River.

Most commonly reached from Kashmir Rd via Longview Hut. Two options from Longview: down the river walking/bush bashing - not a hard tramp, but not recommended for trampers unfamiliar to river crossings. Alternatively an old marked route drops from Rocky Point down the next ridge south of the hut.

Also often reached from Petersons Rd / Heritage Hut via Tunupo highpoint.

From Iron Gate Hut a track climbs steeply, moderating before skirting around 2 slips. Continuing south along the tops you come to the trig point, a signposted trail drops steeply down into the valley, marked through the bush. Cross the river to reach the hut.

Finally the hut is accessible up the river from Leon Kinvig. The gorge 2km below the hut can be passed on the true right - intermittent permolat markers are presen

Top Gorge hut • By mantis. Licence: C.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Basic Hut/Bivvy
Sleeps
Sleeps 2
2
Facilities
Toilet, Open fireplace
Water supply
No water
Getting there
Getting there
Kashmir rd: Turn off SH2 onto SH50, then take Makaretu Rd. Turn down Mill Rd, continue until you reach the Kashmir Road turnoff (4x4 recommended as the track gets quite rutted), continue to the car park at the end of the road. (1.5-2hr to Longview, then another 2hr to Top Gorge)-3.5km

Petersons Rd: -> Heritage 2km, track -> here 11km, cut track / unmarked route on tops

Iron Gate Hut: 8km, track / unmarked route on tops

Leon Kinvig Hut: 7km, 3-6hrs. Riverbed route

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
940m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BL36
Map
ID 2162

About this hut

Added 6 July 2007 by Range RoverRange Rover. 5 revisions, most recently 9 September 2013 by madpommadpom.
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