Places to stay

Whanganui National Park

Trains Hut
Trains Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 6.
An easy 4 hour walk in from Taumatatahi rd. A neat and relatively new hut in a very pleasant clearing above the Waitotara River.
Puteore Hut
Puteore Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 6.
Puteore hut. A new 6-bunk hut.
Downes Hut
Hut Serviced Hut (DOC). Capacity: 5.
Downes hut
John Coull Hut
Hut Great Walks Hut (DOC). Capacity: 24.
John Coull hut on the Whanganui River.
Pouri Hut
Pouri Hut
Hut Serviced Hut (DOC). Capacity: 12.
Pouri hut. On the Matamateaonga walkway.
Puketotara Hut
Puketotara Hut
Hut Serviced Hut (DOC). Capacity: 8.
Puketotara hut. On the Matemateaonga walkway.
Whakahoro Bunkroom
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (DOC). Capacity: 10.
Whakahoro bunkroom hut. On the Whanganui river. A "Basic" hut on a Great Walk!
Tieke Kainga Hut
Hut Great Walks Hut (DOC). Capacity: 20.
Tieke Kainga hut. On the Whanganui River.
Ngapurua Hut
Ngapurua Hut
Hut Serviced Hut (DOC). Capacity: 10.
Ngapurua hut. On the Matemateaonga walkway. A new hut replacing the shelter that used to be on this site.
Omaru Hut
Omaru Hut
Hut Serviced Hut (DOC). Capacity: 8.
Omaru hut. On the Matemateaonga walkway.

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.