Te Ekaou Hut

Ruahine Forest Park

Te Ekaou Hut in the southern Ruahines - one of few surviving bushedge huts in the Ruahines. Accessed across private land, or by a 2-4 hour walk up marginal strips along either Te Ekaou Stream or Makawakawa Stream. A good track leads from here to Forks Hut, from where a route / track heads to the top end of Takapari Road.

A tidy and spacious ex-forestry hut, sleeping 6 on bunks. Tank water and a wood burner - plenty of firewood around.

Te Ekaou Hut • By madpom. 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
Pohongina East Rd (via Te Ekaou Crk): 2-4hrs, river / ridgeline route

Pohongina East Rd (via Makawakawa Crk): 5km, river route + track

Pohongina East Rd (via farm track): 3km. Permission required - see DOC website

Takapari Rd: 6km, 3-6hrs, track + river / ridgeline route. Track down from Takapari Roadend through leatherleaf. River or ridgeline route from bushedge to forks hut. Cut DOC track from forks to Te Ekaou Hut

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
420m
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/te-ekaou-hut/
Map
ID 7086

About this hut

Added 18 June 2011 by iangeorgeiangeorge. 2 revisions, most recently 14 December 2011 by madpommadpom.
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