Ngapotiki Hut [removed]

Aorangi Forest Park

Ngapotiki Hut is the southern-most hut in the North Island of NZ. It sits just 50m from the beach on the South Coast track from Cape Palliser to Mungaroa Point. Considering the hut is 4WD-accessible it's in surprisingly good condition. There's a couple of broken armchairs on the deck to give it a run-down look, and the door needs something along the bottom to stop the sand blowing in through the gap - but that aside it was comfortable, clean and tidy.

The hut sleeps 15 in two rooms: 9 in the kitchen / main room and 6 more in a separate bunk room. However, there's only three mattresses! A new woodburner shows this hut is on more than minimum maintenance, and there's plenty of driftwood and manuka scrub to burn. There's tank water and sinks in both rooms.

A good easy overnigher, a base to explore Stonewall Basin or head north. Little visited hut by trampers: but doze off with the sound of the breakers on the beach, and wake to a golden sunrise over the sea, and you'll wonder why.

Ngapotiki Hut • By madpom. Licence: cc by.
This hut has been removed or destroyed. Information here is for historical reference only.
Key information
Owner: DOC
Standard Hut
Sleeps 15
Enclosed wood/coal burner
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
Ngapotiki Roadend: 2km, 4WD track

Cape Palliser: 7km, 4wd track

This hut is unlocked and open to access.
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage None, but patchy from cape Palliser west (TNZ)
ID 5508

About this hut

Added 14 June 2010 by madpommadpom. 3 revisions, most recently 6 June 2014 by madpommadpom.
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