Atiwhakatu Hut
PHOTO: Bev Bacon | DOC 

Introduction

This is a standard 26-bunk hut in the Wairarapa area.

Hut overview

Easy walk from road end

1-3 hours

Category

Standard

Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served

Facilities

  • Heating
  • Mattresses
26 bunk beds

Seasonal restrictions

Bookings are available from the Saturday of Labour Day weekend to the Tuesday after Easter. Outside this period, bookings are not required - bunks are available on a first come, first served basis.

About this hut

Atiwhakatu Hut is a great destination for families and first time trampers.

Getting there

Atiwhakatu Hut is within easy reach of Holdsworth roadend, approximately 15 minutes drive from Masterton. Turn off State Highway 2 onto Norfolk Road, 2 km south of Masterton. This is signposted and there is a timber processing plant on the corner. Follow Norfolk Road for about 15 km to Holdsworth road end.

From the car park, follow the Atiwhakatu Track along Atiwhakatu Stream.

Approximate times from nearest road and huts

Location

NZTopo50 map sheet: BP34
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1806817, N5472972

Fees

  • Adult (18+ years): $5 per night
  • Youth (11 - 17 years): $2.50 per night
  • Child/Infant: (0 - 10 years): free
During the booking period

Fees are paid at the time of booking. If you want to use a Backcountry Hut Pass, contact:

Whakaoriori / Masterton Office
Phone:   +64 6 377 0700
Address:   Departmental Building
31 Chapel Street
Masterton
Email:   masterton@doc.govt.nz
Full office details
 
Outside the booking period

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 Standard and Serviced huts for a 6 or 12 month period.

Read more about hut tickets and passes  | Find retailers that sell hut tickets

Bookings

Bookings are available from the Saturday of Labour Day weekend to the Tuesday after Easter.

Book 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
 

Before you book, read the terms and conditions.

For more information, including what you can expect as a 'booked' and 'non-booked' hut user, see Booking huts on the Mt Holdsworth - Jumbo Circuit.

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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