Places to stay

A 5 day loop in the Ureweras

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
Tawa hut
Tawa hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 6.
6 Bunk Standard hut beside the Kahunui Stream in the Ureweras. 2 - 4 hours from Moanui Rd end. Part of popular weekend riverbed loop via Koranga Forks.
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...
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...
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
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
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...

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.