Cameron Hut (Kaweka)

Kaweka Forest Park

Typical orange hut found in the Kaweka Ranges. 6 bunks with a fireplace and water from the river. Lots of room for camping. Could possibly float back down to Cameron Carpark in innertubes with the exception of a couple of rapids. If walking in overland, the descent from the Smith-Russell track is very steep and makes for a punishing four hour climb out the following morning (800 metre elevation gain). DOC has recently upgraded track markers but you'll still need to pay attention, especially as you cross the various clay pans. This route is quite exposed in places - erosion has resulted in steep drop offs right next to the track.

Swing Bridge near Cameron Hut • By jamiec. Licence: C.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Standard Hut
Sleeps
Sleeps 6
6
Facilities
Toilet, Open fireplace
Water supply
Natural water source
Ngaruroro River 100m from hut
Getting there
Getting there
You can either walk up the Ngaruroro River (4.5 hours) or walk up to Mt. Kuripapango and back down (5-6 hours).
Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
560m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage None whatsoever
Maps
NZTopo50-BJ37
Link
www.doc.govt.nz/p...http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-stay/backcountry-huts-by-region/hawkes-bay/cameron-hut/
Map
ID 6304

About this hut

Added 18 January 2011 by jamiecjamiec. 3 revisions, most recently 23 November 2014 by hutchkhutchk.
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