Lane Cove Hut
Image: Tasha Oxford | Creative Commons

Introduction

This serviced hut is tucked in a sheltered arm of Pekapeka Bay in Whangaroa Harbour. It sleeps 16. The hut must be booked online in advance.

Hut overview

Easy walk from road end

1-3 hours

Category

Serviced

Bookings

Bookings required

Facilities

  • Mattresses
16 bunk beds

About this hut

The hut is located in an idyllic landscape only a few steps from the water. The area has spectacular rock formations and fine regenerating coastal forest.

The hut provides an excellent base for exploring the Whangaroa area. You can enjoy a refreshing swim or simply relax on the deck.

The hut sleeps 16.

Getting there

The hut is situated in Lane Cove at the western end of Pekapeka Bay (also known as the Western Arm) in the Whangaroa Harbour.

You can access the hut by boat from Totara North or Whangaroa township. At high tide you can unload almost at the doorstep.

Alternatively there is a two hour walk in on the Wairakau Stream Track from Campbell Road, Totara North (route - can be weather dependent due to stream crossings).

Location

Inside Lane Cove Hut. Photo: Rodney Garrard.
Inside Lane Cove Hut

Looking out from Lane Cove Hut. Photo: Rodney Garrard.
Looking out over the water from Lane Cove Hut

Topo50 map sheet: AU28
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1666802, N6125419

Fees

  • Adult (18+ years): $15 per night
  • Youth (11 - 17 years): $7.50 per night
  • Child/Infant: (0 - 10 years): free

Backcountry Hut Tickets and Passes can't be used at this hut - pay when you make a booking.

Bookings

Book Lane Cove Hut online or contact:

Pewhairangi / Bay of Islands Office
Phone:   +64 9 407 0300
Address:   34 Landing Road
Kerikeri 0230
Email:   bayofislandsbooking@doc.govt.nz
Full office details
 

Read the booking erms and conditions before you book.

Know before you go

  • No tents or temporary structures are permitted in the reserve
  • Hunting by permit only
  • No dogs
  • The hut is locked. You will receive instructions on getting the access code in your booking confirmation letter.

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Help stop kauri dieback

Kauri dieback disease is killing our native kauri. It spreads by soil movement, but you can help prevent it.

  • Stay on the track and off kauri roots.
  • Clean your gear before and after visiting kauri forests.

Contacts

Pewhairangi / Bay of Islands Office
Phone:   +64 9 407 0300
Address:   34 Landing Road
Kerikeri 0230
Email:   bayofislandsbooking@doc.govt.nz
Full office details
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