Te Whare Okioki was built in 2019 by the Kaimai Ridgeway Trust hunting and tramping volunteers who continue to maintain it for the benefit of all. Play your part and keep the hut and surounding area clean, tidy and free of rubbish.
Te Whare Okioki can be translated as “The Resting Place”. We appreciate the ongoing support of Ngāti Hinerangi throughout the establishment and future of the hut.
The hut is on the site of the previous Ngamuwahine clearing and shelter on the North South Track one hour south of the Te Tuhi / Ngamarama / North South track junction.
There is space to camp outside of the hut. If you do camp, Kaimai Ridgeway Trust would be grateful if you made a donation towards their continuous volunteer efforts:
Backcountry Hut Passes and Backcountry Hut Tickets cannot be used at this hut.
Bookings are open for stays up to 30 June 2023.
Bookings are required all year.
A $10 service fee applies to phone and in-person booking. This is a limited service – book online first. An in-person booking is dependent on there being space available.
Your hut booking is for any bunk bed, not for a specific bunk bed – select your bunk bed on arrival.
The hut can be accessed by multiple tracks and road ends. Refer to a map to identify the best route for your trip.
The following southern Kaimai road ends are suggested and require a moderate level of fitness and an overnight pack.
In wet weather tracks can become muddy. In heavy rain, some streams may become impassable and extreme caution is required.
Topo50 map sheet: BD36
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1856779 N5814906
You need to be self sufficient with food, cooking equipment, a warm sleeping bag, warm clothing and wet weather gear.
A good level of fitness is required.
To deter vermin, surplus food should not be left in the hut or the areas surrounding the hut.