View from Mt Heale Hut
PHOTO: Andris Apse ©

Introduction

This is a serviced 20-bunk hut on Great Barrier Island. The hut must be booked in advance online.

Hut overview

Easy walk from road end

1-3 hours

Category

Serviced

Bookings

Bookings required

Facilities

  • Cooking
  • Mattresses
20 bunk beds

About this hut

Mt Heale Hut.
Mt Heale Hut

Facilities

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.

Getting there

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.

Location

Topo50 map sheet: AY34

Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1816978, N59919

Fees

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.

Bookings

Book Mt Heale Hut online or contact:

Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 9 3796476
Address:   Shed 19
137 Princes Wharf
Auckland 1010
Email:   aucklandvc@doc.govt.nz
Full office details

Read the booking terms and conditions before you book.

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.

Contacts

Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 9 3796476
Address:   Shed 19
137 Princes Wharf
Auckland 1010
Email:   aucklandvc@doc.govt.nz
Full office details
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