Nichols Hut

Tararua Forest Park

Nichols hut - a pleasant, recently renovated 6-bunk hut in the mid Tararuas. It lacks the coast views of Andersons, but has great views down the Waiohine valley towards the Wairarapa. It also receives a lot less traffic than Andersons - mainly fly-in hunters and Te Araroa walkers.

Park Forks routes • By TararuaHunter. 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
Andersons Hut: Track, 6km, 1.5-3 hrs via Junction Knob over tussock tops

Waitewaewae Hut: Track with steep climb through bush to Junction Knob, then poled route over tussock tops. , 9km 2-5hrs

Dracophyllum Hut: Track, 5km, 1.5-3hrs through cloud forest along main range.

Parks Forks: Route (with unofficial markings) from knob east of hut to Parks Forks on Waiohine river. Onward routes to Carkeek Hut, Dorset Ridge Hut and McGregor Biv.

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
1,160m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BN33
Link
www.doc.govt.nz/p...http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-stay/backcountry-huts-by-region/wairarapa/wairarapa/nichols-hut/
Map
ID 7138

About this hut

Added 21 June 2011 by iangeorgeiangeorge. 3 revisions, most recently 20 May 2013 by madpommadpom.
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