Makakoere Hut

Te Urewera

Located about half way up the Makakoere Stream this hut could easily be missed and I have heard stories of this happening. Valley floor is good gravel going most of the way up from Tawa, but just before the hut is a narrow section of large boulders. Watch for the orange triangle on the true right just beyond this, or carry a GPS. It comes in very handy.

Makakoere Hut • By pmcke.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Standard Hut
Sleeps
Sleeps 4
4
Facilities
Toilet, Open fireplace
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
Moanui Rd: Carpark -> Tawa Hut: Track, 6km, 1.5-3 hrs. Tawa-> Here: 5km, 1.5-3hrs, Riverbed route the Makakoere Stream. Turn off the track at signpost 500m upstream of Tawa Hut.

Te Rangaakapua Biv: 8km, 2.5-5hrs. Riverbed route / rough track. 5km up river. Triangles mark start of track. Overgrown but well marked for 700m ascent (3km) to Te Rangaakapua.

Crossings to Anini Str (and thence Ruas Track) and also over to Kahunui Hut are also not uncommon.

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
544m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BF40
Map
ID 3559

About this hut

Added 21 March 2009 by pmckepmcke. 2 revisions, most recently 9 October 2012 by madpommadpom.
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