Places to stay

Kaimai-Mamaku Forest Park

Waitawheta Hut
Waitawheta Hut
Hut Serviced Hut (DOC). Capacity: 26.Bookings required.
A new hut located at a mill site in the Kaimai-Mamaku Forest park. There are a number of short walks around the hut, making it an ideal family destination, and a hub for other trips within the park...
Hurunui Hut, Kaimai-Mamaku Forest Park
Hurunui Hut, Kaimai-Mamaku Forest Park
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (DOC). Capacity: 3.
The hut has been upgraded - has been reclad and now has a porch - no longer the old corrugated iron shack. It is located on the North-South Track, one of several humble abodes that avoided the axe...
Mangamuka Hut
Mangamuka Hut
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (DOC). Capacity: 4.
A pleasant little 4-bunk hut, recently done-up and reguarly maintained by the Tauranga Deer Stalkers. The recent improvements to the bunks and exterior now mean it is the flashest of the remaining ...
Kauritatahi Hut
Kauritatahi Hut
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (DOC). Capacity: 4.
This hut is not marked on the map. It is on a part of the old North-South track that is no longer maintained. DOC have marked it for removal but the local branch of NZDA have made some improvements...
Motutapere Hut
Motutapere Hut
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (DOC). Capacity: 4.
Motutapere Hut is one of the Forgotten Five hunters huts in the Kaimai Ranges. No longer forgotten and recently renovated including re-cladding
Daly's Clearing Hut
Daly's Clearing Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 16.
A 16 bunk standard DOC hut with 2 bunk rooms, kitchen area with indoor running water, and large deck. Outside there is a large grassy camping space and a good long drop toilet. The hut has had some...
Mangakino Shelter, Kaimais
Mangakino Shelter, Kaimais
Hut Shelter (DOC).
A roof only shelter on the Mangakino Track on the old North - South Kaimai Track. The area is about 60 metres from the stream that is also the sole water source. There is plenty of firewood, but on...
Wairoa Shelter
Wairoa Shelter
Hut Shelter (DOC).
A basic three walled shelter with a dirt floor. Would be ok if caught in bad weather, or for a night start. No longer a picnic table as per photo It has a good fire place in the clearing. Plenty...
Salvation Hut
Salvation Hut
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (NA). Capacity: 2.
This is a privately built hut and not maintained by DOC. Located in the Kaimai Mamakau forest park off the Leyland O'brien tram line. There was 2 fairly new wooden bunks with foam mattresses wr...
Te Whare Okioki
Hut Serviced Hut (DOC). Capacity: 12.Bookings required.
A new hut built 2019. The hut is located at Ngamuwahine Clearing in the Kaimai Range and serves as a stop along the North South Track. The hut was built and is maintained by the Kaimai Ridgeway Tru...
Te Rereatukahia Hut
Te Rereatukahia Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 12.
A fairly standard hut showing its years, high up in the Kaimai Mamaku's. A fairly decent view to the southwest over the Hauraki Plains. The hut has recently been upgraded with a new woodburner,...
Hiwiroa Hut (Removed)
Hiwiroa Hut (Removed)
Hut Removed!
This hut is unlocked, despite the presence of a padlock. It probably exists as an emergency shelter for anyone working on the communications antenna near by. There is one bunk and no water supply
Dickey Flat campsite
Campsite Basic Campsite (DOC). 35 spaces.
Campsite near Karangahake, surrounded by mining and logging history.
Waitengaue Campsite
Waitengaue Campsite
Campsite Informal campsite (DOC).
A clearing where the Waitengaue Hut used to be.

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.