Oronui Hut

Raukumara Forest Park

Oronui Hut. A standard 6-bunk hut in the eastern Raukumara Forest Park. 6 bunks, woodburner, tank water.

The hut is up on a terrace some 30m above the river, opposite the confluence. The start of the track was marked with small triangles.

The hut is used mainly by hunters, but occasional trampers pass through, generally on the Raukumara east-west crossing. Note that the only huts remaining on this crossing are Oronui and Mangakirikiri. The former Mangatutara and Te Kahika huts are no longer present and their former sites now lie in the midst of gravel river channels.

The east-west crossing is tough: scrubby, unmaintained tracks over the saddles, with little/no recent markings. River travel forms the majority of the route, with the Oronio gorge at the east end, and Motu river at the west requiring multiple deep crossings.

1-2 day scrubby crossing to the Raukokore (Te Kumi Flat tent camp) possible via head of Huitratariki.

Oronui Hut • By madpom. Licence: cc by.
Key information
Owner: DOC
Standard Hut
Sleeps 6
Toilet, Enclosed wood/coal burner
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
Tapuaeroa Rd (Mt Hikurangi access road): 10km, 3-6hrs, riverbed walk up Oronui River. Worst crossings are below Mangarata confluence, but could all be impassible after rain.

Mangakirikiri Hut: 2-3 days via East-West crossing. River walks, scrambles up scrubby sidecreeks; overgrown, unmaintained, barely marked tracks over saddles. 19 crossings of Motu at west end to reach Mangakirikiri

This hut is unlocked and open to access.
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
ID 7046

About this hut

Added 16 June 2011 by iangeorgeiangeorge. 5 revisions, most recently 8 May 2014 by madpommadpom.
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