This is a standard four-bunk hut in the Ruahine Forest Park maintained by the Palmerston North Tramping and Mountaineering Club.

Hut overview




Bookings not required - first come, first served


  • Heating
  • Mattresses
4 bunk beds

About this hut


  • Water source - river
  • Heating source - open fire


NZTopo50 map sheet: BL36
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1859098, N5561813


Mid-Pohangina Hut. Photgrapher unknown.
DOC Manawatu Rangitikei Area Manager Jason Roxburgh at Mid-Pohangina Hut

All maintainence of this hut is done by the Palmerston North Tramping and Mountaineering Club.

Donations are welcome and suggested to be a minimum of $5 a night. Alternatively DOC Hut tickets are accepted as DOC still supplies the water proof, fire proof matteresses. If you would prefer to make a bank transfer please contact the Palmerston North Tramping and Mountaineering Club through their web site.

DOC hut tickets

  • 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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Te Papaioea / Palmerston North Office
Phone:   +64 6 350 9700
Address:   28 North Street
Palmerston North 4410
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