Maropea Forks Hut

Ruahine Forest Park

Maropea Forks Hut is a typical forestry style 6-bunker on flats near the forks of the North and South Maropea River in the Ruahine Ranges. The hut's on the true left, about 200m up the northern fork from the confluence. It manages to sit on the opposite bank of the two creeks from all of the 3 tracks which converge here - quite an achievement. Appreciate those wet socks and boots in the evening, because they'll be just as wet by the time you've left in the morning. From hut book accounts, crossing the southern fork is the main difficulty in high river levels.

The Ruahine special 'Corker Cooker' wood-burning stove provides heat and an option for cooking: great to heat up the hut and cook on, if you have the patience to cut wood small enough to fit. There's no way of damping it down so no good keeping hut warm all night - but hey: that's what the sleeping bags for, right?

Water comes from the creek 10m from the hut. A large covered veranda completes the picture.

Maropea Forks Hut • By madpom. Licence: cc by.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Standard Hut
Sleeps
Sleeps 6
6
Facilities
Toilet, Enclosed wood/coal burner
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
Mokai & Kawatau roadends: 16km routes over Mokai Patea via Otukota hut. Other track via Mokai Hut is private

Wakelings Hut: 5km (2-4hrs) track

Otukota Hut: 7.5km (time unknown) track

Colenso Hut: -> Unknown Campsite 6km (2-4hrs) -> Colenso Hut 4km, (2-4 hrs) tracks, 400m of riverbed route

Top Maropea Hut: 7.5km (time unknown) riverbed route & track to hut

Main Ruahine Range (Maropea Pk): 3km (time unknown) riverbed route & track to tops

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
820m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BK36
Map
ID 4131

About this hut

Added 22 June 2009 by madpommadpom. 1 revision 22 June 2009 by madpommadpom.
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