Rocks Ahead Hut

Kaweka Forest Park

Rocks Ahead Hut. A standard 4-bunk forestry hut on the Ngaruroro river. Steep tracks climb 600-700m onto 3 surrounding ranges to reach Back Ridge Biv, Venison Tops (Tira) Lodge, and onto the Manson tops for Manson / Otutu Huts. The latter is reached by a cableway / basket which is hard work, but entertaining.

A 2-bunk dog-box biv lies in a clearing on the opposite bank. This is marked 'for removal' but has had recent work done on the biv and clearing, so maybe not ...

Rocks Ahead Hut • By Michael Lasenby. Licence: cc by-nc.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Standard Hut
Sleeps
Sleeps 4
4
Facilities
Toilet, Open fireplace
Water supply
Natural water source
Getting there
Getting there
Back Ridge Biv (track)

Manson Hut / Otutu Hut / Ngaawapurua Hut via Manson tops (track)

Venison Tops (Tira Lodge). (track)

Omarukokore Biv (river route, mainly sidling true-left, at least 1 crossing)

Kiwi Mouth down river is deep & tough going, but some parties manage it on foot in low flows. Most raft though ...

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
700m
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/rocks-ahead-hut/
Map
ID 7052

About this hut

Added 16 June 2011 by iangeorgeiangeorge. 2 revisions, most recently 3 June 2014 by madpommadpom.
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