Awapoto Hut

Abel Tasman National Park

Nice medium size hut, 12 bunks, wood stove. Seldom used compared with the huts on the Abel Tasman Coast track. Quite spacious with large windows. Set in big grass clearing, it was surrounded by beech trees until ex Cyclones Fehi and Gita cleared the trees away. The bonus is uninterrupted views down to Awaroa and Tasman Bay. Plenty of firewood available in bush around hut.

Awapoto Hut • By gareth13. Licence: C.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Standard Hut
Sleeps
Sleeps 12
12
Facilities
Toilet, Enclosed wood/coal burner
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
In Abel Tasman National Park, on the inland track, approximately 5 1/2 hours walk from Canaan carpark. Track follows farmland from Canaan to Wainui Saddle, from which it climbs to Evans Ridge. The junction to Awapoto Hut is reached approx 3/4 hour from Wainui Saddle. The track to Awapoto is quite rough in parts. The hut is 4 hours from the junction and is 2 min away from main track. The Totaranui Rd is reached after a further 2 1/2 hours of pleasant, mostly downhill walking from the hut.
Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
660m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BP25
Map
ID 2190

About this hut

Added 19 July 2007 by JordanmJordanm. 2 revisions, most recently 6 October 2020 by gareth13gareth13.
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