Harkness Hut

Kaweka Forest Park

Harkness Hut, Kaweka Forest Park.

A tidy 6-bunk forestry hut on a grassy knoll overlooking the east Harkness valley. The hut sits on the line where beech gives out to the firey red/orange Kaweka scrub. Sheltered on 3-sides by beech, but with a good outlook down the valley, this is a nice spot.

Harkness dog kennel • By iangeorge. Licence: C.
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
Tussock Hut for Boyd Lodge / Oamaru / Cascade / Kaimanawas: 6km, 2-4hrs. Poled route for 3km from Tussock, then cut track. 20+ creek crossings. Creek small, unlikely to pose problems.

Ngaawapunua Hut (for Manson / Otutu / Kiwi Mth / Kurikapango): 6km, 2-4hrs. Cut track. ~10 river xings, could be tricky after heavy rain. Good sidle track for last 3km. Routes beyond Ngaawapunua cross private land. Bridge removed

Te Puke (for Makino roadend, Kaweka Main Range): 3.5km, track

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
1,000m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
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/harkness-hut/
Map
ID 6657

About this hut

Added 1 April 2011 by iangeorgeiangeorge. 1 revision 7 September 2012 by madpommadpom.
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