Daly's Clearing Hut - painted by Dulux in partnership with DOC to protect our special places

Image: Rachel Ball | ©


This is a standard 16-bunk hut in the Tauranga area.

Hut overview

Easy walk from road end

1-3 hours


  • Category


  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served


  • Mattresses
16 bunk beds

About this hut

This two-room 16 bunk hut has separate dining / living space. The small clearing outside the hut is suitable for camping.

Getting there

The quickest way to the hut is from the end of Franklin Road; following the Waitawheta Tramway Track south and then turning west at the junction with the Dalys Clearing Loop Track.

It is situated en route to Mount Te Aroha or as a short side trip en route to the head of the Waitawheta Valley.


NZTopo50 map sheet: BC35
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1844296, N5847783


  • Adult (18+ years): $5 per night
  • Youth (11 - 17 years): $2.50 per night
  • Child/Infant (0 - 10 years): free

Before you go, buy 1 Standard Hut Ticket (blue for adults, yellow for youth) for each night's stay. Put this in the honesty box at the hut. Or buy a Backcountry Hut Pass that gives unlimited use at most Standard and Serviced huts for a 6 or 12 month period.

Read more about hut tickets and passes | Find retailers that sell hut tickets


Tauranga Office
Phone:   +64 7 578 7677
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   taurangainfo@doc.govt.nz
Address:   253 Chadwick Road West
Greerton West
Tauranga 3112
Postal Address:   PO Box 9003
Greerton West
Tauranga 3142
Back to top