Places to stay

Moerangi Circut

Rogers (Te Wairoa) Hut
Rogers (Te Wairoa) Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 6.
Built in 1952 from the bush by Forest Service legend Rex Forrester, this hut is to be maintained and preserved as a historic site. Forrester named the hut after his son who was born while it was...
Whangatawhia  (Skips) Hut
Whangatawhia (Skips) Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 9.
A cosy little hut in the Whirinaki forest park, has a woodburner fire that can on the coldest nights heat the hut really well. Large clearing in front for tents. Has a table, 3x3 Bunks, stainless s...
Moerangi Hut
Moerangi Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 9.
A popular overnight trip from Whirinaki or as part of a circut including Skips and Rogers Huts. The track to this hut has recently been upgraded to a high standard.

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.