Puketutu Hut

One of the old North - South Track Huts. This is a great little hut sitting on the top of the main Kaimai Range. The hut has 2 good bunks and 2 good mattresses, along with a third, not so good, mattress to go on a not so good bunk.

A new woodburner has been installed. The hut has a bit of mold on the interior with a little bit of rot in some of the timber. The clearing round the hut would be suitable for maybe one tent. The wind over the ranges would make tenting a bit dodgy at the Heli Landing.

An old marked route climbs the Kaimai Range directly behind the hut, making it a good base to explore the tops or for a route-type crossing to Kauraitatahi Hut - for the more adventurous. Though this is apparently an overgrown and muddy track.

Puketutu Hut at night • By ledge.
Key information
Owner
Owner: PVT
Category
Basic Hut/Bivvy
Sleeps
Sleeps 3
3
Facilities
Toilet, Enclosed wood/coal burner
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
The Puketutu track links the New North - South Track with the Old North - South Track. The track starts just across the stream from a marked intersection, most notably a mock grave with a deer skull.
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-BD36
Map
ID 3168

About this hut

Added 25 October 2008 by HaqiiHaqii. 3 revisions, most recently 9 May 2009 by HaqiiHaqii.
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