Kaiaraara Hut

Image: Charles Quirk | Creative Commons


This is a 28-bunk serviced hut on Great Barrier Island in the Hauraki Gulf islands area. The hut must be booked online in advance.

Hut overview

Easy walk from road end

Under 1 hour


  • Category


  • Bookings

Bookings required


  • Cooking
  • Heating
  • Mattresses
  • Toilets - non-flush
  • Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
28 bunk beds

About this hut


This back country hut has 28 beds in two rooms. It also has a wood stove, gas cooking facilities, 1 toilet and cold running water (boiling of water is recommended).


Topo50 map sheet: AY34

Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1813803, N5993028


  • Adult (18+ years): $15 per night
  • Youth (11 - 17 years): $7.50 per night
  • Child/Infant: (0 - 10 years): free

Pay when you make a booking – Backcountry Hut Tickets and Backcountry Hut Passes can't be used to pay for use of this hut.


  • Bookings should preferably be completed online. Phone and email bookings incur a service fee.
  • Changes and additions to bookings will incur a fee up to $10 per alteration.

Book Kaiaraara Hut online or contact Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland Visitor Centre.

Know before you go

Behaviour and alcohol

You'll be asked to leave if you behave in a disorderly or offensive way, eg excessive alcohol, using foul language, noisy or riotous. Drinking in public and the public display of alcohol are not permitted.


Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 9 379 6476
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   aucklandvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Shop2, Shed 19, Princes Wharf
137 Princes Wharf
Auckland 1010
Postal Address:   PO Box 105 469
Auckland City 1143
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