Arete Hut

Tararua Forest Park

DOC's website states that they upgraded the small, cold Arete Biv to a 2-bunk 'Arete Hut' in 2007.

Arete lies on both the Northern Crossing and the Tararua Main ridge. Both are excellent multi-day tramps, and do not attract the high traffic of the Southern Crossing, so peace and tranquility are a possibility, if not ensured.

This is an alpine biv with no heating, so bring warm gear!

The new bivvy is actually classed as a hut now, with 2 bunks and is quite cosy. The new hut Is now on the route up to Arete(or down) there is a large tarn just above it slightly NE of the hut. Water supply is by water tank.

Arete Hut and Norski toilet • By OldGoat. Licence: C.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Basic Hut/Bivvy
Sleeps
Sleeps 2
2
Facilities
Toilet
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
Poads Road (Levin) NZMG 2709500,6058000: -> Te Matawai Hut (4km, 1-1.5 hrs, route/track) -> roadend (16km, 5-8 hrs, track)

The Pines (Masterton) NZMG 2720400,6032900: -> Tarn Ridge -> Mitre Flats -> roadend (see Northern Crossing routeguide)

Otaki / Kaitoki / Shannon roadends: see Tararua Main Ridge route guide

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
1,320m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BN34
Map
ID 3963

About this hut

Added 13 May 2009 by madpommadpom. 4 revisions, most recently 18 December 2013 by TararuaHunterTararuaHunter.
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