Turere Lodge
PHOTO: DOC

Introduction

This is a serviced 32-bunk hut in the Wellington region. The hut is locked and must be booked in advance to gain access.

Highlights


Bookings will open on 21 April for the period 1 July 2017 - 30 April 2018. Note, this is a popular hut so book well in advance.


Hut overview

Easy walk from road end

1-3 hours

Category

Serviced

Bookings

Bookings required

Facilities

  • Cooking
  • Heating
  • Mattresses
32 bunk beds

About this hut

The hut is locked – refer to your booking confirmation for how to obtain the access code.

It sleeps 32 in 4 bunk rooms with 8 bunks in each of the rooms: Kea, Kiwi, Kokopu and Kapowai. Each bunk room is sole occupancy.

Facilities provided:

  • shared kitchen and living area
  • gas cooking, 4 x 2 ring burners
  • pots, pans, crockery and cooking utensils
  • cold tap water
  • wood burner heating 
  • containment toilets
  • candle holders

You need to bring:

  • Sleeping bag and personal equipment
  • Candles, headlamp or torch for lighting
  • Matches or lighter
  • Toilet paper

Getting there

Turere Lodge is a 2 hr 30 min walk via the Orongorongo Track. Then from Turere Bridge at the end of the Orongorongo Track, follow the Big Bend Track for a further 30 min (1.2 km) or walk up the river bed. The river route involves multiple river crossings – do not use it when the river is in flood or when there has been lots of rainfall in the area.

Location

NZTopo50 map sheet: BQ32
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1766037, N5422118

Fees

$80 per sole occupancy bunk room.

Bookings

Bookings are essential – the hut is locked and requires an access code to open.

Book Turere Lodge online or contact:

Kapiti Wellington Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 4 384 7770
Address:   18 - 32 Manners Street
Wellington
6011
Email:   wellingtonvc@doc.govt.nz
Full office details
 

Read booking terms and conditions before you book.

If this hut isn't available at the time of booking, consider Coast Road Cabin at the entrance to the Catchpool Valley.

Know before you go

Check the flow of the Orongorongo River before you go. Don't cross the river when it's in flood or there has been sustained rainfall in the area.

Contacts

Kapiti Wellington Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 4 384 7770
Address:   18 - 32 Manners Street
Wellington
6011
Email:   wellingtonvc@doc.govt.nz
Full office details
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