IntroductionThis is a serviced 20-bunk hut on Great Barrier Island. The hut must be booked in advance online.
Easy walk from road end
- Toilets - non-flush
- Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
This hut has 20 beds in two rooms. It also has two toilets, gas cooking facilities, a water supply (stored roof water - boil before use) and two deck areas, where you can enjoy excellent views of the Hauraki Gulf, Little Barrier Island (Hauturu) and the summit peaks on Great Barrier Island.
- Adult (18+ years): $25 per night
- Youth (5–17 years): $12.50 per night
- Child/Infant (0–4 years): free
Hut tickets cannot be used at this hut.
Backcountry Hut Passes are valid for use in this hut. Passes can be used unlimited for a 6 or 12 month period for most Serviced and Standard huts.
Bookings are required all year.
A $10 service fee applies to phone and in-person booking. This is a limited service – book online first. An in-person booking is dependent on there being space available.
Your hut booking is for any bunk bed, not for a specific bunk bed – select your bunk bed on arrival.
For booking enquiries contact Kauaeranga Visitor Centre.
Mt Heale Hut can be reached by a 3 hr - 3 hr 30 min walk via Windy Canyon and Palmer's Track, accessed from Aotea Road at the top of Whangapoua Hill.
Tracks to this hut
Aotea TrackLocated in Great Barrier Island/AoteaThe Aotea Track offers a range of spectacular landscapes, superb views and rich history.1 alertDuration 2-3 daysDifficulty Advanced
Windy Canyon and Palmer's Track to Mt Hobson (Hirakimata)Located in Great Barrier Island/AoteaWindy Canyon is a popular walk on Great Barrier Island, offering spectacular views. You can then continue on Palmers Track to the summit of Mt Hobson (Hirakimata).Duration 15 min | 3 hr returnDifficulty Easy
Topo50 map sheet: AY34
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1816956 N5991918
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.
|Aotea / Great Barrier Island Base|
|Phone:||09 429 0044|
|Fax:||+64 4 471 1117|
1501 Aotea Road
Great Barrier Island 0962
Private Bag 96002
Great Barrier Island
**Please use NZ Post for all mail / parcels to GBI
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