Introduction

This is a 20-bunk hut located on the Whanganui Journey in the Whanganui region.

Hut overview

Category

Great Walk

Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served

Facilities

  • Cooking
  • Heating
  • Mattresses
20 bunk beds

Seasonal restrictions

The Whanganui Journey Great Walk peak season operates from 1 October to 30 April. During this season you need to book your bunk bed using the online booking system.
During off-peak season backcountry hut pass or hut tickets are required.

About this hut

Tieke Kainga Hut.
Tieke Kainga Hut

General tikanga (protocol)

  • Visitors may be expected to participate in a powhiri if whanau are present at the marae in which case the process will be explained.
  • It is customary to leave a koha (donation) during powhiri.
  • The marae atea (grassy area in front of Marae) must be kept clear when visitors are going through the powhiri.
  • The whare nui (meeting house on the marae atea) is for local people only; access into the whare nui is by invitation only.
  • All rubbish must be carried out.
  • Absolutely NO ALCOHOL permitted at Tieke.
  • Smoking is permitted outside only, please keep the buildings smoke free.
  • Shoes are not to be worn in the buildings, they should be left neatly on the deck.
  • Clothes and washing should be hung on the designated clothes lines near the campground not on the decks or marae area. Please ask the local people if in doubt.
  • Do not sit on tables, benches or chilly bins. Do not sit on any surface that would come in contact with food.
  • Kitchen facilities are not to be used for personal hygiene tasks, i.e. brushing teeth etc. Please use the washbasins outside for those purposes.
  • Please do not put tents up in the marae atea, use the designated campsites.
  • It is courteous to ask for permission from the local people before taking photos at Tieke.

If in doubt feel free to approach your local hosts.

Location

NZTopo50 map sheet: BJ32
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1771782, N5643882

Fees

Summer season

  • Adult (18 years and over): $32 per night
  • Child (under 17 years): free but booking still required

Winter season

  • Adult (18 years and over): $15 per night
  • Child (under 17 years): free

Bookings

Book Tieke Kainga Hut online or contact,

Whanganui Office
Phone:      +64 6 349 2100
Email:   whanganui@doc.govt.nz
Full office details
 

Read the terms and conditions before you book.

Contacts

Whanganui Office
Phone:      +64 6 349 2100
Email:   whanganui@doc.govt.nz
Full office details
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