Wakelings Hut

Ruahine Forest Park

Wakelings Hut sits in beech forest on the south side of the Wakamaka River in the Ruahine Ranges. It's an older ex-forestry hut, but has a platform rather than individual bunks. The platform sleeps 5 but only 4 mattresses are present. The open fire and surrounding beech trees make is a slightly damp hut in winter, and the absence of a table means you'll be eating tea off the sleeping platform or small cooking bench. However, in a shaded spot by the river it should make a pleasant summer location. The large roofed veranda is a nice touch. Water is from the creek 50m distant.

Hut book entries refer to travel up- and down-river to Waikamaka Hut and Otukota Hut respectively - so it can be done if you're really that keen.

Wakelings Hut • By madpom. Licence: cc by.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Standard Hut
Sleeps
Sleeps 4
4
Facilities
Toilet, Open fireplace
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
Kawhatau Base (via Mokai Patea): 13km (time unknown). Long exposed unmarked route over tussock tops, tracks for ascent/descent. Alternative marked route via Crow Hut.

Crow Hut: 5km (2.5-5 hrs), poled route on tussock tops, track on 850m climb / descent.

Maropea Forks Hut: 5km (2-4 hrs). Track over low beech ridgeline.

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
900m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BK36
Map
ID 4127

About this hut

Added 21 June 2009 by madpommadpom. 1 revision 21 June 2009 by madpommadpom.
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