Otutu Hut

Kaweka Forest Park

Otutu hut: a lovely 6-bunk hut on the last ridge of crown land before the tussock plateaus that run down to Ngamatea Stn. The hut is sheltered on 3 sides by beech forest, the ridge to the north running though beech up into that red-orange-yellow knee-high scrub so typical of the Kawekas. The knob to the south is low tussock, with great views from the summit.

A weel worthwhile hut to visit - but most popular with fly-in / fly-out hunters.

Otutu Hut • By commando. 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
Track runs down the ridge from the Manson / Ngaawapurua / Otutu track junction to the north. Manson & Otutu tracks cut/maintained. Track from Ngaawapurua is private and not maintained. Swingbridge at Ngaawapurua has been removed - crossing ok in normal conditions.

Another track heads south from the hut along the escarpment before dropping to Manson Strm and climbing the far-side to the Manson high-point. Track is cut and maintained (2012). Far shorter than ridgeline but steep.

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
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/otutu-hut/
Map
ID 7050

About this hut

Added 16 June 2011 by iangeorgeiangeorge. 3 revisions, most recently 4 September 2012 by madpommadpom.
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