Diggers Hut

Ruahine Forest Park

Diggers Hut has been washed away.

Diggers Hut in the Ruahines. A spacious 4-bunk hut at the back of a flat of waist-high grass in the Southern Ruahines. Featuring a pioneer stove, river water and a meat safe. A sunny spot - when it's sunny.

Accessed down a broad but boggy cut track down a ridge from Takapari road, with a 1km splash down the river at the end. Alternatively 5km up the Makawakawa River from the bridge on the Pohongina Valley East Road - a riverbed route with wet feet but nothing tricky - no swimming required. There's also an overgrown track via private farmland along the ridge to the north of the hut - again starting from the Makawakawa bridge - but landholder permission is essential.

Diggers Hut • By madpom. Licence: cc by.
This hut has been removed or destroyed. Information here is for historical reference only.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Standard Hut
Sleeps
Sleeps 4
4
Facilities
Toilet, Enclosed wood/coal burner
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
Takapari Road: 5km, 1.5-3hrs: track down ridge + river route last 1km to hut

Makawakawa Bridge (Pohongina Valley East Rd) - River route: 5km, 2.5-5hrs, riverbed route up Makawakawa Stream

Makawakawa Bridge (Pohongina Valley East Rd) - Private Track: 7km on farm track to park boundary, DOC track beyond. Consent essential - contact DOC for details

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
470m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BL35
Link
www.doc.govt.nz/p...http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-stay/backcountry-huts-by-region/manawatu-whanganui/manawatu/diggers-hut/
Map
ID 7081

About this hut

Added 18 June 2011 by iangeorgeiangeorge. 2 revisions, most recently 10 September 2018 by MatthewMatthew.
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