Introduction

If you haven't experienced an overnight stay in a DOC hut before, these huts in Northland are great options to start with - they're easy to get to by boat or a 2-3 hour walk.

If you haven't experienced an overnight stay in a DOC hut before, these huts in Northland are great options to start with - they're easy to get to by car, boat or a 2-3 hour walk.

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

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

Lane Cove Hut

Just a few steps from the water, and surrounded by spectacular rock formations and fine regenerated coastal forest, Lane Cove Hut provides an idyllic location for swimming and fishing.

Location: Whangaroa Harbour
Travelling distance: Approx. 42 km from Kerikeri
Access: Boat or a 2 hr walk on the Wairakau Stream Track
Occupancy: Exclusive use and shared occupancy
Facilities: Basic

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View from Motukawanui Hut.
View from Motukawanui Hut

Motukawanui Hut

Swim or snokel off lovely beaches on Motukawanui Island, or walk to the island’s high point for outstanding views.

Location: Motukawanui Island
Travelling distance: Approx. 33 km from Kerikeri to Matauri Bay
Access: Boat
Occupancy: Share with others
Facilities: Basic

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Cape Brett Hut.
Cape Brett Hut

Cape Brett Hut

This former lighthouse keeper’s house is situated on the cliff top with expansive coastal views. The historic Cape Brett lighthouse is nearby.

Location: Cape Brett
Travelling distance: Approx. 30 km from Russell to Rawhiti
Access: Boat to Deep Cove and a 2-3 hr walk on the Cape Brett Track
Occupancy: Share with others
Facilities: Gas and cookers, composting toilet

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Puketi Forest Hut.
Puketi Forest Hut

Puketi Forest Hut

Nestled in Puketi Forest, thriving with native plants and animals, the hut is a great base to explore the numerous short walks or to mountain bike on former logging roads.

Location: Puketi Forest
Travelling distance: Approx. 25 km from Kerikeri
Access: Drive-in
Occupancy: Share with others
Facilities: Gas Hob, small fridge, cold shower, composting toilets, wood burner, mattresses

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Peach Cove Hut.
Peach Cove Hut

Peach Cove Hut

Take in spectacular, almost aerial views of the coastline before dropping down to Peach Cove's sandy beach.

Location: Bread Head Scenic Reserve
Travelling distance: Approx. 8 km from Whangarei Heads
Access: Boat or a 2 hr walk on Peach Cove Track
Occupancy: Share with others
Facilities: Basic

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