Whangaehu Hut

Tongariro National Park

Built on the eastern slopes of Mt Ruapehu in the 1960's, with spectacular views across the Rangipo Desert and down the Whangaehu River. While Dome Shelter is located at 2670m, overnighting is prohibited except in emergencies making Whangaehu Hut the highest accommodation in the North Island. A tiny get away in the middle of nowhere.

6 double beds - so sleeps 12 if you're all good friends!

Rangipo Desert • By Rowan. Licence: C.
Key information
Owner
Owner: NZAC
Category
Basic Hut/Bivvy
Sleeps
Sleeps 6
6
Facilities
Toilet
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
The most accessible route to this hut is via a sparsely poled/cairned route starting from Tukino Village.
Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
Bookings required
Required

Managed and maintained by the New Zealand Alpine Club. Bookings are no longer required or accepted: beds are 1st come, 1st served. $10 / $20 per-night (members / non-members - 2013 prices). Keys to gate on 4wd track available through NZAC.

Other
Altitude
2,060m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BJ34
Link
alpineclub.org.nz...http://alpineclub.org.nz/hut/whangaehu
Map
ID 6358

About this hut

Added 1 February 2011 by RowanRowan. 3 revisions, most recently 7 January 2014 by madpommadpom.
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