Otukota Hut

Ruahine Forest Park

Otukota Hut sits on a small shelf 50m above the Maropea River. It's an older forestry-style hut in tatty condition (06/2009) with the lining chewed out by rats. That said, it is weather-proof, has 6 bunks, a pioneer stove and tank water. There's a view down the Maropea from the helipad, but unfortunately the long-drop door faces the wrong way to appreciate it during your morning contemplation. Dry firewood can be a challenge.

The fork of the Mokai Station track (west) and Bruce Ridge track (south) is 100m above the hut, not at the hut itself. There's a signpost.

Otukota Hut • By madpom.
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 Station: 10km. Track to bushline, poled route over 1200m Mokai Patea tops

Kawatau Roadend: 11km (4-8 hrs) Track up Bruce Ridge (sth of hut), unmarked route over 1400m tops. Good track down from Colenso to Kawatau. Wide featureless tops - compass a must in fog

Iron Bark Hut (via river): 4km (2-4 hours). Riverbed route

Iron Bark Hut (via track): 7km (note: 1000m climb). Track

Maropea Forks Hut: 7.5km (time unknown) track, river crossing below hut

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
620m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BK36
Map
ID 4145

About this hut

Added 23 June 2009 by madpommadpom. 1 revision 23 June 2009 by madpommadpom.
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