Kotepato Hut
PHOTO: Brian Dobbie ©


This is a standard six-bunk hut in the Waioeka Conservation Area.

Hut overview




Bookings not required - first come, first served


  • Heating
  • Mattresses
6 bunk beds

About this hut

Getting there

Travel halfway (42 km) through the Waioeka Scenic Gorge on SH2 from Opotiki. Turn into Wairata Road and travel for 2 km before turning right and crossing a bridge onto Redpath Rd. Kotepato Hut can be accessed off the Moanui, Nikau, Wairata Track.


Kotepato Hut.
Kotepato Hut

NZTopo50 map sheet: BF41
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1978191, N5748265


  • 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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Turanganui-a-Kiwa / Gisborne Office
Phone:   +64 6 869 0460
Address:   63 Carnarvon Street
Gisborne 4010
Email:   gisborne@doc.govt.nz
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