Middle Hill Hut

Kaweka Forest Park

Located in the north eastern Kaweka Forest Park, Middle Hill Hut is situated in a flat, sheltered site where the open manuka/kanuka scrublands meet red beech forest.

Built in 1963 this hut was upgraded in 2003 with a large north-facing covered veranda. Middle Hill Hut is one of the few ex NZFS huts that still retains an open fireplace. The hut is sited in a open sunny clearing at 980 metres and experiences a wide range of climatic conditions.

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Middle Hill Hut • By ledge.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Standard Hut
Sleeps
Sleeps 6
6
Facilities
Toilet, Enclosed wood/coal burner, Open fireplace
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
Makahu Road (2.5 – 3 hr)

From Makahu Road, a marked track climbs south west for 2 hours and then follows an undulating route across flat scrubland terraces for a further 30 – 45 minutes (5 km). Kaweka Road – Makahu Saddle Carpark (3 hr).

From Makahu Saddle carpark a marked tracked passes Kaweka Flats Bivouac (1 hour) to reach Middle Hill Hut (5.7 km).

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
980m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BJ37
Map
ID 3435

About this hut

Added 29 January 2009 by ledgeledge. 1 revision 29 January 2009 by ledgeledge.
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