Turn off SH8 onto Birchwood Road, 17 km south of Omarama. The turnoff is signposted for Ahuriri Conservation Park. 200 m past the Birch Creek Bridge is an access sign to Ahuriri River.
4WD vehicles can be driven on this short public access easement through private farmland and parked beside the river.
The trip into Hideaway Hut makes a good horse ride. Driving from the access point on Birchwood Road to Ahuriri River is not recommended if towing a horse float.
Know before you go
Dogs on a lead can be taken to Hideaway Hut, however they must be confined to a vehicle while crossing private farmland to get to Ahuriri River. There is an ongoing trapping and poison operation for possums in this area. Monitor your dog and use a muzzle to avoid any potential scavenging of possum carcasses.
Map: NZTopo50 BZ14 Mount Barth