Waikare Junction Hut

Te Urewera

Waikare Junction Hut is another Whakatane River hut situated on grass/scrub terraces, though this one lies some distance above the river. It's a pleasent, sunny spot after the damp Hanamahihi upstream and has not been abused in the same way as the downriver Ohora Hut.

Most visitors to the hut are on the Whakatane River Track. However, 2km downriver a track leads up the Ohane River to Ohane Hut with a track branching off to cross to the Waikare River. Note that the nearest hut in the Waikare catchment is Takarua: Waikarewhenua has been removed.

Note that Waikare Junction Hut is not named on some maps. It is the 'Hut' point 1km north of the footbridge over the Waikare River.

Waikare Junction Hut • By mikecamp. Licence: C.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Standard Hut
Sleeps
Sleeps 10
10
Facilities
Toilet, Enclosed wood/coal burner
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
Ruatoki Valley Rd, Waikirikiri (W16 2860400, 6325900): -> Ohora Hut (11km, 2.5-4 hrs, valley floor track) -> roadend (13km, 2-4.5 hrs, valley floor track)

Mataatua Rd, Ruatahuna: Hanamahihi Hut (9km, 2.5-4hrs, track) -> Ngahiramai Hut -> Tawhiwhi Hut -> roadend (see DOC guide for times)

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BF40
Link
www.doc.govt.nz/p...http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/tracks-and-walks/east-coast-hawkes-bay/opotiki-area/whakatane-river-tramping-tracks/
Map
ID 3957

About this hut

Added 13 May 2009 by madpommadpom. 2 revisions, most recently 13 May 2009 by madpommadpom.
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