Daly's Clearing Hut - painted by Dulux in partnership with DOC to protect our special places
Image: Rachel Ball | ©
This two-room 16 bunk hut has separate dining / living space. The small clearing outside the hut is suitable for camping.
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
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.