Places to stay

Aorangi Forest Park

Tauanui Hut
Tauanui Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 6.
A standard 6-bunk forestry hut in the northern Haurangi Ranges. Open fire, river water + 20l roof tank (soya oil tin). Plenty of firewood around, but judging from the hut book, an empty wood store ...
Sutherlands Hut
Sutherlands Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 7.
Sutherlands Hut is a 7 bunk hut on the 4wd Sutherlands Road in the Haurangi Forest Park. It sits in grassy clearings on the Turanganui River flats, in an area previously logged and now regeneratin...
Pararaki Hut
Pararaki Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 6.
Pararaki Hut (6 bunk, mattresses, stream water, open fire, firewood available) is a valley floor hut in the middle of the Haurangi Forest park. Probably the most remote hut in the park, it sits in ...
Mangatoetoe Hut
Mangatoetoe Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 6.
Mangatoetoe Hut in the Haurangi Forest Park is the last of the huts built in the park, constructed in 1978. It's a comfortable 6 bunker in tall manuka bush on the Mangatoetoe river flats on the pa...
Kawakawa Hut
Kawakawa Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 6.
Kawakawa Hut is a pleasent ex-forestry service hut in the Haurangi Forest Park. The hut sits on broad river flats at the end of a 4WD track up Otakaha river from Kawakawa Station. Built in 1968 it...
Washpool Hut
Washpool Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 6.
A standard DOC hut in the Haurangi Ranges on a small terrace in thick bush 60m above Washpool Creek. It manages to occupy the dampest location in the whole park - in the morning the hut, trees, gra...
Ngapotiki Hut [removed]
Ngapotiki Hut [removed]
Hut Removed!
Ngapotiki Hut is the southern-most hut in the North Island of NZ. It sits just 50m from the beach on the South Coast track from Cape Palliser to Mungaroa Point. Considering the hut is 4WD-accessibl...
Averills Hut (removed)
Averills Hut (removed)
Hut Removed!
Averils Hut was a 4-bunk hut in the Haurangi Forest Park. It looks a tempting spot to overnight when climbing the track to the 981m Mt Ross summit, the highest point in the park, which starts at th...

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.