Takapari A Frame Hut / Travers Hut / Traverse Hut (Ruahine)

Ruahine Forest Park

Travers (6 bunks, no matresses) is a very basic A-frame hut on the Takapari Road in the Southern Ruahines. There's a concrete floor and wooden sleeping platform and not much else. It's damp and dingy and not a very nice place - though a welcome shelter in a storm, no doubt.

The hut can be reached on foot or by 4WD (or high clearence 2WD in dry conditions) alond the Takapari Road. The buldosed track continues south along the summit of the Ruahine Range for about 6km beyond the hut. Tracks shown beyond this connecting to Wharite are completely overgrown and it's solid 3m-high leatherleaf for most of the way. Not recommended. The only remaining hut south of this location in the Ruahines is Keretaki Hut.

Two tracks drop to the Tamaki River, one from the hut (to Tamaki West roadend) and one from the corner of the Takapari Road at point 1170 coming out 1km downstram of Standfield Hut. Other tracks to Tamaki are now overgrown by leatherleaf.

A-Frame hut (Traverse hut) • By Jono51.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Basic Hut/Bivvy
Sleeps
Sleeps 6
6
Facilities
None
Water supply
No water
Getting there
Getting there
Takapari Road carpark (2762942, 6122898): -> roadend (12km, 2-3 hours, 4WD track)

Tamaki West campground (2768065, 6116286): -> roadend (2km, 600m fall/climb, 40min-1.5hrs)

Standfield Hut: -> pt 1170 (3km, 4wd track) -> Tamaki River (2.5km, track) -> Standfield Hut (1km, riverbed route)

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
990m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BL36
Map
ID 3959

About this hut

Added 13 May 2009 by madpommadpom. 2 revisions, most recently 22 November 2011 by madpommadpom.
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