Omarukokere Biv

Kaweka Forest Park

Omarukokere biv. A 2-mattress-on-the-floor dogbox with what looks like an old 4-bunk hut tacked on the front as a 3-walled porch / kitchen. There's a table, cooking bench and chairs in the front section, on a dirt floor. Bringing a tarp/plastic for the floor would be a bonus if you're staying here a while.

A lovely spot by the Ngaruroro with good swimming pools just downriver.

Most visitors are rafters or hunters.

Omarukokere Biv • By commando. Licence: C.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Basic Hut/Bivvy
Sleeps
Sleeps 2
2
Facilities
Toilet
Water supply
Natural water source
Getting there
Getting there
Down the river by raft from Ngaawapurua.

Up the river from Rocks Ahead. Possible sidling most of way on true left, requiring 1 crossing below hut. 2 more crossings at the 2nd bend downriver to avoid bluffs, but can climb over if river is up. True-right has bluffs/slips & is not an option.

A well-traveled, tape-marked track from the Manson range. This track runs down the spur directly behind the hut. The ridge-line is scrubby in places and track sidles the north side where this happens

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
860m
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/omarukokere-bivvy/
Map
ID 7049

About this hut

Added 16 June 2011 by iangeorgeiangeorge. 3 revisions, most recently 3 June 2014 by madpommadpom.
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