Ruahine Corner Hut

Ruahine Forest Park

A six bunk, typical forestry style hut in the northern Ruahine Ranges, surrounded by a huge verandah, and an absolutely unique location.

Ruahine Hut should be approached from the south, preferably after days of walking though the forested valleys and rough pointed ridgelines of the Ruahine ranges. The visitor follows a typical bluff-edged ridgeline from Potae through mixed forest. Dropping to marshy flats: low trees, verdant, varied, punctuated by occasional giants of miro and totora.

Then suddenly it ends. And in front of you is nothing but tussock. An expanse of yellow tussock tops disappear into the sun-haze in the distance. Not a tree to be seen.

This is Ruahine Corner.

Ruahine Corner 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
4wd access with permission

No Mans Road (balloted access): Here -> Aranga Hut 14km, track / route -> No Mans 9km, track / poled route

Sentry Box / Masters Shelter (Mangleton Road): 22km, 1-2 dyas, tracks / routes via Aranga Hut or Upper Makaroro Hut

Kawatau Base: 1-2 days via Colenso Hut, Iron Bark Hut

Ikewatea Forks Hut: 6km, 1.5-3hrs: warratahs / pink triangles mark stoat trapline over tops and down ridge. Blue triangles mark descent to hut

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
1,200m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BK36
Map
ID 6084

About this hut

Added 1 November 2010 by madpommadpom. 1 revision 1 November 2010 by madpommadpom.
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