Makomako Hut

Te Urewera

A surprisingly tidy hut at the intersection of Six Foot Track and the track to Mangatoatoa. Like most Uruwera huts, it sits in a large grassy clearing. Sleeps 8 on two platforms, but 11 mattresses present. Hut book shows that the hut suffers from the fallout from the Uruwera politics with plenty of claims of exclusive ownership, and anti-DOC / anti-Pakeha abuse. The remains of another hut outside have been converted into an outdoor fireplace and seating area.

Makomako Hut • By madpom. Licence: cc by.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Standard Hut
Sleeps
Sleeps 8
8
Facilities
Toilet, Enclosed wood/coal burner
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
6 foot track sth: Maungapohatu Road -> here. 9km, along old roadbed winding on a contour through the bush.

6 foot track north: Old roadbed continues north to Tawhana, passing close to Te Panaa Hut (14km)

Maungatoatoa Hut: Cut track, 4km, 1.5-3 hrs.

Taurawharona Hut: Cut track, 7km, 2-4hrs. Follow 6 ft trk 3km to signposted turnoff, then descend/ascend crossing Pariri Strm. V. Good ridgeline track to Taurawharona. Creek before hut may be tough after heavy rain

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-BG40
Link
www.doc.govt.nz/p...http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-stay/backcountry-huts-by-region/east-coast/te-urewera/makomako-hut/
Map
ID 7111

About this hut

Added 19 June 2011 by iangeorgeiangeorge. 1 revision 9 October 2012 by madpommadpom.
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