Introduction

If you haven't experienced an overnight stay in a DOC hut or lodge before, these on the East Coast are great options to start with - they're easy to get to by car or a 3 hour walk.

If you haven't experienced an overnight stay in a DOC hut or lodge before, these on the East Coast are great options to start with - they're easy to get to by car or a 3 hour walk.

From huts where you need to bring all you own cooking equipment to lodges with fully equipped kitchens, DOC's accommodation caters to a range of comfort and experience.

Sandy Bay Hut.
Sandy Bay Hut

Sandy Bay Hut

Walk along a well-graded track alongside Lake Waikareiti to reach Sandy Bay Hut on the lake shore.

Location: Te Urewera
Travelling distance: Approx. 170 km from Napier
Access: 3 hr walk on the Lake Waikareiti Walk
Occupancy: Share with others
Facilities: Basic

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Whirinaki Recreation Camp.
Whirinaki Recreation Camp

Whirinaki Recreation Camp

Explore the Whirinaki Forest on the numerous short walks nearby. Listen to the native creatures that venture our after dark on an illuminated night walk, or have a go at geocaching - an outdoor treasure hunting game.

Location: Whirinaki Forest Park
Travelling distance: Approx. 5 km from Minginui Village
Access: Drive-in
Occupancy: Share with other or have exclusive use
Facilities: Wood heating, flush toilets

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