Introduction

This standard six-bunk hut in the Kaimanawa Forest Park is an ideal base for hunters, or for hikers looking to enjoy the scenic Hinemaiaia track.

Hut overview

Category

Standard

Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served

Facilities

  • Heating
  • Mattresses
6 bunk beds

About this hut

Cascade hut sits in a clearing surrounded by tall beech forest, where for kākā, tomtit and robin can often be seen or heard. It is a rustic, single room hut with a wood burner, table and sink with internal water supply. There are also plenty of opportunities to camp nearby.

The hut can be reached in 6-8 hours, hiking from Clements Mill Road end via the scenic Hinemaiaia Track. Not far from the hut, the Tauranga-Taupo river narrows through a spectacular ignimbrite gorge - home to the native whio (blue duck), and a great swimming spot in summer.

Location

NZTopo50 map sheet: BH36
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1869253, N5672183

Fees

  • Adult (18+ years): $5 per night
  • Youth (11 - 17 years): $2.50 per night
  • Child/Infant (0 - 10 years): free

Before you go, buy 1 Standard Hut Ticket (blue for adults, yellow for youth) for each night's stay. Put this in the honesty box at the hut. Or buy a Backcountry Hut Pass that gives unlimited use at most Standard and Serviced huts for a 6 or 12 month period.

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Contacts

Turangi Office
Phone:   +64 7 384 7106
Email:   turangi@doc.govt.nz
Address:   69 The Mall
Turangi 3334
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