View from Mt Heale Hut

Image: Andris Apse | ©


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

Hut overview

Easy walk from road end

1-3 hours


  • Category


  • Bookings

Bookings required


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

About this hut


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.


Topo50 map sheet: AY34

Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1816978, N59919


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 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.

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
Address:   Shop2, Shed 19, Princes Wharf
137 Princes Wharf
Auckland 1010
Postal Address:   PO Box 105 469
Auckland City 1143
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