IntroductionThis is a standard 16-bunk hut in the Tauranga area.
Easy walk from road end
- Toilets - non-flush
- Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
This two-room 16 bunk hut has separate dining / living space. The small clearing outside the hut is suitable for camping.
- 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.
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.
Tracks to this hut
Waitawheta TramwayLocated in Kaimai Mamaku Conservation ParkFollow an old tramline (1898 - 1928) on a relatively flat track through the spectacular Waitawheta Gorge - with interpretation panels as well, it's a great option for kids.Duration 8 hr (return), 3-4 hrs one wayDifficulty Intermediate
Daly's Clearing Loop TrackLocated in Kaimai Mamaku Conservation ParkA highlight along this track is the extensive groves of nīkau nestled under tall tawa, kohekohe and pukatea forest.Duration 4 hrDifficulty Advanced
North-South TrackLocated in Kaimai Mamaku Conservation ParkThis is a multi-day tramp using rugged, unmarked routes suitable for expert backcountry trampers only. Trampers will need to camp in addition to staying in huts.1 alertDuration 5 - 7 daysDifficulty Expert
NZTopo50 map sheet: BC35
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1844296, N5847783