Ohora Hut

Te Urewera

Ohora Hut (19 bunk, stove, firewood) is a large, multiple-roomed hut 500m from the confluence of the Ohora and Whakatane Rivers. It sits on grassy river terraces above the river.

Unfortunately, when I visited, the hut was covered in anti-DOC and anti-Pakeha graffiti and strewn with rubbish. Not a welcoming place despite its pleasent location.

Given its proximity, most trampers visiting are walking the of the Whakatane River track. However, tracks also lead up the Ohora valley where the Onepu Hut provides alternative accommodation. Tracks continue into the Tauranga Valley.

Ohora Hut • By mikecamp. Licence: C.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Standard Hut
Sleeps
Sleeps 19
19
Facilities
Toilet, Enclosed wood/coal burner
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
Ruatoki Valley Rd, Waikirikiri (W16 2860400, 6325900): -> roadend (13km, 2-4.5 hrs, valley floor track)

Mataatua Rd, Ruatahuna: -> Waikare Jn Hut (11km, 2.5-4 hrs, valley floor track) -> 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
Altitude
100m
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 3958

About this hut

Added 13 May 2009 by madpommadpom. No revisions.
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