View from Mt Heale Hut

Image: Andris Apse | ©

Introduction

This is a serviced 20-bunk hut on Great Barrier Island. The hut must be booked in advance online.

Highlights


All drone use must be authorised by DOC

A concession is required to fly a drone on any public conservation land - apply to fly recreationally or commercially.


 

Hut overview

Easy walk from road end

1-3 hours

Category

  • Category
Serviced

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings required

Facilities

  • Cooking
  • Mattresses
20 bunk beds

About this hut

Facilities

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.

Getting there

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.

Location

Topo50 map sheet: AY34

Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1816978, N59919

Fees

Adult $15 per night; child (age 5-17) $7.50 per night; child (under 5) free.

The Backcountry Hut Pass and other DOC tickets are not valid for use at Mt Heale Hut.

Bookings

  • 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 Mt Heale Hut online or contact:

Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 9 3796476
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

Know before you go

You will be asked to leave if behaving in a disorderly or offensive way (e.g. excessive alcohol, using foul language, noisy or riotous). Drinking in public and the public display of alcohol are not permitted.

Contacts

Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 9 3796476
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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