Mt Heale Hut
This hut has 20 beds in two rooms. It also has two toilets, gas cooking facilities, a water supply (stored roof water - boil before use) and two deck areas, where you can enjoy excellent views of the Hauraki Gulf, Little Barrier Island (Hauturu) and the summit peaks on Great Barrier Island.
Mt Heale Hut can be reached by a 3 hr - 3 hr 30 min walk via Windy Canyon and Palmer's Track, accessed from Aotea Road at the top of Whangapoua Hill.
Topo50 map sheet: AY34
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1816978, N59919
Adult $15 per night; child (age 5-17) $7.50 per night; child (under 5) free.
The Backcountry Hut Pass and other DOC tickets are not valid for use at Mt Heale Hut.
Know before you go
You will be asked to leave if behaving in a disorderly or offensive way (e.g. excessive alcohol, using foul language, noisy or riotous). Drinking in public and the public display of alcohol are not permitted.