Places to stay

Te Urewera

Sandy Bay Hut
Sandy Bay Hut
Hut Serviced Hut (DOC). Capacity: 18.Bookings required.
An excellent hut nestled on the edge of Lake Waikareiti. A perfect alternative if you can't find space on the busy Waikaremoana cicuit. This hut must be booked in advance with DOC.
Manaohou Right Branch Hut
Manaohou Right Branch Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 6.
Manaohou (Manaohau) Right Branch hut
Panekiri Hut
Panekiri Hut
Hut Great Walks Hut (DOC). Capacity: 36.Bookings required.
Panekiri (Panekire) hut
Tui Flat Hut
Tui Flat Hut
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (NA). Capacity: 2.
Unofficial but kind-of-official hut in the Ruakituri Wilderness Area, Te Urewera. Has a hut book, axe, billys, fireplace, a history booklet and other goodies. Built in the 50s or 60s by a couple of...
Marauiti Hut
Marauiti Hut
Hut Great Walks Hut (DOC). Capacity: 26.Bookings required.
Marauiti Hut
Duckville Hut
Duckville Hut
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (DOC). Capacity: 4.
A small hut in the Ikiwhenua Range at the Western end of Urewera national park. This hut is very small and the 4 bunks are overlapping in the corner so you will be playing footseys all night. ...
Midway Hut (Burnt Down as of 12/3/2016)
Midway Hut (Burnt Down as of 12/3/2016)
Hut Removed!
This is a rustic hut half way up the Horomanga River. It is easily reached in 3-4 hours and makes a good destination for a return day trip or easy overnight trip up the river and back again. (Wa...
Makakoere Hut
Makakoere Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 4.
Located about half way up the Makakoere Stream this hut could easily be missed and I have heard stories of this happening. Valley floor is good gravel going most of the way up from Tawa, but just b...
Mangapouri Hut
Mangapouri Hut
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (DOC). Capacity: 6.
This is an old hut but is well loved, kept very tidy and is situated in a sunny clearing
Te Rangaakapua Hut
Te Rangaakapua Hut
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (DOC). Capacity: 3.
Just about as far as you can go in the Ureweras. I have heard this place described as one of the best places to be on the planet. I wasn't disappointed even though the place was enshrouded in cloud...
Tataweka Hut
Tataweka Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 6.
This hut is about half way along the Tataweka Stream which is unfortunately buddleih filled drain. The hut has been restored to NZFS specs and is recorded as a historic place
Ohora Hut
Ohora Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 19.
Ohora Hut (19 bunk, stove, firewood) is a large, multiple-roomed hut 500m from the confluence of the Ohora and Whakatane Rivers. It sits on grassy river terraces above the river. Unfortunatel...
Mangamako Hut
Mangamako Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 8.
In the Mangamako River, a rather pleasant valley in the Ikawhenua Range, Urewera National Park
Mangatoatoa Hut
Mangatoatoa Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 8.
A pleasant well maintained hut in a clearing high up on the Tauranga River. On the track from Makomako which intersects the Te Rangaakapua to Te Pua 1km NE of the hut. You can also visit off the Te...
Te Waiotukapiti Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 6.
Te Waiotukapiti hut
Manuoha Hut
Manuoha Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 6.
A small basic hut more commonly frequented by hunters then trampers. Situated 5 minutes past the trig. It has 6 bunks, a water tank and a small wood stove for heating (not suitable for cooking - c...
Onepu Hut
Onepu Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 7.
Onepu hut
Otane Hut
Otane Hut
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (DOC). Capacity: 4.
Located in the Tawawharara Stream and could be an intermediate stop to break a long dat between Te Pua and Tataweka Huts
Te Pua Hut
Te Pua Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 6.
Situated in a large clearing next to the Tauranga River this is a great little hut, featuring a very efficient pot belly stove and 2 easy chairs
Te Panaa Hut
Te Panaa Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 10.
Te Panaa hut
Te Pourewa Hut
Te Pourewa Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 8.
Te Pourewa hut
Otapukawa Hut
Otapukawa Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 8.
Otapukawa hut
Taurawharona Hut
Taurawharona Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 6.
Situated in a football-pitch sized paddock above the Waikare River, Taurawharona is a typical Urewera hut. In reasonable condition, but full of the usual political / racial / anti-DOC abuse that g...
Makomako Hut
Makomako Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 8.
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...
Ngahiramai Hut
Ngahiramai Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 8.
Ngahiramai (Ngaheramai) DOC Hut in the Whakatane river valley.
Whanganui Hut
Whanganui Hut
Hut Great Walks Hut (DOC). Capacity: 18.Bookings required.
Whanganui hut
Waikare Junction Hut
Waikare Junction Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 10.
Waikare Junction Hut is another Whakatane River hut situated on grass/scrub terraces, though this one lies some distance above the river. It's a pleasent, sunny spot after the damp Hanamahihi upst...
Hanamahihi Hut
Hanamahihi Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 10.
Hanamahihi hut (10 bunk, stove, firewood available) sits on cleared terraces overlooking the Whakatane River and swingbridge. The hut is popular with hunters and also sees some trampers walking th...
Casino Bivy
Casino Bivy
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (DOC). Capacity: 3.
A small hut in the Ikiwhenua Range in the Western Part of Urewera National Park. The huts in this area are in very good condition, all having been well maintained in recent years
Te Totara Hut
Te Totara Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 6.
A split totara slab and iron hut built by Rex Forrester who also built Roger's Hut. Built 1952, this is the oldest hut in Te Urewera National Park. It has been re-clad, a verandah put on and pa...
Okui Hut
Okui Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 8.
Okui hut. Planned to be moved - check latest info.
Wharekahika Hut
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (DOC). Capacity: 6.
Wharekahika hut
Whakatakaa Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 6.
Whakatakaa hut
Waiawa Hut
Waiawa Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 8.
Waiawa hut
Tawhiwhi Hut
Tawhiwhi Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 17.
Tawhiwhi hut
Takarua Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 8.
Takarua hut
Ohane Hut
Ohane Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 6.
Ohane hut. Planned to be moved - check latest info.
Kanohirua Hut
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (DOC). Capacity: 6.
Kanohirua Hut
Central Waiau Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 8.
Central Waiau Hut
Te Puna Hut (Removed)
Hut Removed!
Te Puna Hut (Removed)
Waiopaoa Hut
Waiopaoa Hut
Hut Great Walks Hut (DOC). Capacity: 30.Bookings required.
Waiopaoa Hut
Waiharuru Hut
Waiharuru Hut
Hut Great Walks Hut (DOC). Capacity: 40.Bookings required.
Waiharuru hut
Apiti Hut
Apiti Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 5.
A typical Urewera Hut, though this one is showing its age more than most. Officially it has 5 bunks but one is so close under the roof that it is barely usable.
Waihua Hut
Waihua Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 4.
Another well maintained hut in the Ikiwhenua Range. This hut has four bunks but is really big enough to have six. DOC are doing stoat control in this area so you have a good chance of seeing whole ...
Korokoro Campsite
Korokoro Campsite
Campsite Great Walks Campsite (DOC). 12 spaces.
Korokoro campsite
Maraunui Campsite
Maraunui Campsite
Campsite Great Walks Campsite (DOC). 12 spaces.
Maraunui campsite
Casino Hut
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (DOC). Capacity: 3.
Hut located on Te Inepa Stream in the Ikawhenua Range.
Waikokopu Hut
Waikokopu Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 3.
Hut mainly used by trappers. Small helicopter pad out front of hut. Reclad in 95.
Koaunui Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 18.
Koaunui hut
Waiharuru Campsite
Waiharuru Campsite
Campsite Great Walks Campsite (DOC). 12 spaces.
Waiharuru Campsite, next to the Waiharuru hut.
Tapuaenui Campsite
Tapuaenui Campsite
Campsite Great Walks Campsite (DOC). 12 spaces.
Tapuaenui campsite
Waiopaoa Campsite
Waiopaoa Campsite
Campsite Great Walks Campsite (DOC). 12 spaces.
Waiopaoa campsite, next to Waiopaoa hut.

Hut categories

Great Walks Hut
Well appointed DOC hut on one of the nine Great Walks. Great Walks pass required, bookings may be required. Facilities typically include toilets, heating, water, and bunks with mattresses. Some huts will have lighting, gas cooking, and a DOC ranger.
Serviced Hut
Larger, high standard hut. Many serviced huts have a booking system and must be booked in advance. Other huts require a back country hut pass or 3 hut tickets. Mostly owned by DOC. Facilities typically include a toilet, open fire or wood burner, water supply, and bunks with mattresses.
Serviced Alpine Hut
Alpine hut owned by DOC or clubs such as NZAC. Generally no heating. Payment varies. Facilities typically include a toilet, water supply, and bunks with mattresses.
Standard Hut
Typical DOC hut. Back country hut pass / 1 hut ticket required, no bookings. Facilities typically include a toilet, open fire or wood burner, and bunks with mattresses.
Basic Hut/Bivvy
Small DOC huts of 2-6 bunks. No fees or bookings. Facilities typically include a toilet and bunks with mattresses.

In general, food and cooking equipment is not available at huts. See DOC and NZAC websites for details of pricing and booking.

Campsite categories

Great Walks Campsite
Campsites are available on most Great Walks, usually next to huts. Great Walks pass required, bookings may be required. Toilets, water supply. No use of hut facilities not available.
Serviced, Scenic, or Standard Campsite
Accessible by car or boat, and offering a range of facilities.
Basic Campsite
Accessible by car or boat, but with minimal facilities. No fees or bookings. Toilet, water may be from stream.
Backcountry Campsite
Walk-in access. Fees vary. No bookings. Toilet, water may be from stream.