Mid Pohangina Hut

Ruahine Forest Park

Mid Pohangina Hut sits on a pleasant grassy flat just above the Pohangina River north of its confluence with Cattle Creek. It's a comfortable, welcoming hut with a warm fire. Popular with hunters it'll be busy in the roar but not bad outside that period.

A well maintained sidle track leads downriver to the carpark just north of DOC's Pohangina Base. There's a bit of up and down, but it's on a reasonable platform and not too bad going. About 2/3 of the way down a track drops to the river and crosses to the old Centre Creek Biv site. The biv has gone, but the track's still maintained and climbs VERY steeply from there to the Takapari Road - a 4WD track which leads to Travers Biv.

The sidle track ends at the hut and travel upriver to Ngamoku and Leon Kirvig is a riverbed route mith many crossings and deep pools to wade. Good fun on a warm day.

An unmarked route leads up Cattle Creek to Cattle Creek Hut. Access to the Ngamoko range is also possible.

Cattle Creek Hut • By mantis. Licence: C.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Standard Hut
Sleeps
Sleeps 4
4
Facilities
Toilet, Enclosed wood/coal burner
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
Pohongina Base Carpark (2763365,6124897): -> road (8km, 2-4 hrs, sidle track)

Takapari Road (2764100, 6122100): -> old Centre Creek Biv site (3.5km, 1-2 hrs) -> road (2km, 1-2hrs, STEEP track)

Leon Kirvig Hut: -> Ngamoko Hut (4km, 2-3 hrs, riverbed route) -> Leon Kirvig (5km, riverbed route)

Cattle Creek Hut: 4km, river bed route

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
550m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BL36
Map
ID 3961

About this hut

Added 13 May 2009 by madpommadpom. No revisions.
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