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Bookings are available for Powell and Atiwhakatu Huts during the period from 18 November 2014 to 30 April 2015. Bookings can be made via the online booking system. Before you book, read the booking terms and conditions.

This booking system has been put in place to give visitors assurance of a bed and to manage overcrowding at these popular huts. 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.

Please note: Jumbo Hut is available on a first come, first served basis. To pay for your stay, purchase hut tickets or a Backcountry Hut Pass before your trip.

For questions, contact the Masterton office at

Holdsworth Lodge

Holdsworth Lodge can be booked online. Hut tickets and Backcountry Hut Passes are not valid.



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