Burn Hut

Tararua Forest Park

Cool wee hut sitting on the tops a few hours from Mangahoa Dam 2, near Shannon. Great view. Walk in takes 2-3 hours. Can do the round trip to Dam no 1 (a bit longer, probably 5-6 hours).

Grid reference: Topomap mapsheet S25, E2723895, N6062022

The ridgeline route south to Herepai / Dundas was roughly recut in 2013, and should be possible again for the next few years. Hopefully maintenance will be ongoing,

Burn hut • By john dutchie. Licence: C.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Basic Hut/Bivvy
Sleeps
Sleeps 6
6
Facilities
Toilet
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
Access to the hut is by road off SH57 at Shannon. Follow the road signs to the Mangaore Power Village for approximately 5 km and past the Mangahao Hydro Electric Power Station. A very winding metal road will take you past the smaller Tokomaru No 3 reservoir and the Mangahao No 2 reservoir where the track starts
Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
650m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BN34
Link
www.doc.govt.nz/t...http://www.doc.govt.nz/templates/hutprofile.aspx?id=37415
Map
ID 2998

About this hut

Added 12 June 2008 by richardbramleyrichardbramley. 4 revisions, most recently 28 August 2013 by madpommadpom.
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