Introduction

If you haven't experienced an overnight stay in a DOC hut or lodge before, these in the Wairarapa 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 in the Wairarapa 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.

Te Kopi Homestead.
Te Kopi Homestead

Te Kopi Homestead

Located in the tranquil Palliser Bay, the Homestead is an ideal base for exploring the rugged coastline, including the impressive Putangirua Pinnacles, and for fishing.

Location: Palliser Bay
Travelling distance: Approx. 51 km from Martinborough
Access: Drive-in
Occupancy: Exclusive use
Facilities: Fully equipped kitchen, electric lighting, electric and wood heating, hot showers

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Holdsworth Lodge. Image: Hayden Barrett.
Holdsworth Lodge

Holdsworth Lodge

Holdsworth Lodge is a great base for a number of short walks in the surrounding native forest as well as swimming and fishing in the Atiwhakatu River.

Location: Tararua Forest Park
Travelling distance: Approx. 21 km from Masterton
Access: Drive-in
Occupancy: Exclusive use or share with others
Facilities: Fully equipped kitchen, electric lighting, electric and wood heating, hot showers, flush toilet

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Powell Hut.
Powell Hut

Powell Hut

Walk uphill to Powell Hut at 1200 m with views of the Waiohine Valley far below.

Location: Tararua Forest Park
Travelling distance: Approx. 21 km from Masterton
Access: 3 hr walk on the Powell Hut - Mount Holdsworth Track / Mt Holdsworth - Jumbo Circuit
Occupancy: Share with others
Facilities: Gas cooking, heating

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