Places to stay

Central Whirinaki - Mangamate Loop

Verns Camp Shelter
Verns Camp Shelter
Hut Shelter (DOC).
A very solid picnic shelter in a nice sunny clearing. This thing sports a good water supply and an iron stove plus plenty of room for people to sit around in bad weather
Central Whirinaki Hut
Central Whirinaki Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 24.
A large popular hut in the Whirinaki Forest Park
Mangamate Hut
Mangamate Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 9.
A comfortable little hut located on the saddle between the Kakanui and Mangamate Streams. There is a picnic table and ample grassy camping out front. The Mangamate Hut has been relocated to grid re...

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.