Te Whare Okioki

Image: Kaimai Ridgeway Trust | ©


This is a serviced 12 bunk hut in the Bay of Plenty region. The hut must be booked online in advance.

Hut overview


  • Category


  • Bookings

Bookings required


  • Heating
  • Lighting
  • Mattresses
12 bunk beds

About this hut

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.

Getting there

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.

  • Te Tuhi Road via Te Tuhi Track (west) to North South track – 3 hours.
  • Whakamarama Road via Ngamarama track and North South track – 4 hours.
  • Goodwin Road, past Wairere Falls to the North South track – 5 hours.
  • Whakamarama Road via Leyland O’Brien and North South track – 5 hours.
  • Ngamuwahine Road via Leyland O’Brien and North South track – 5 hours.
  • Old Kaimai Road via North Henderson Tramline and North South Track – 5 hours.
  • Old Kaimai Road via West Henderson Tramline and North South Track – 6 hours.
  • SH29 Kaimai Summit via North South Track – 6 hours.

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


  • Adult (18+ years): $15 per night
  • Youth (11 - 17 years): $7.50 per night
  • Child/Infant: (0 - 10 years): free

Backcountry Hut Passes and Hut Tickets cannot be used at this hut. 


2020/2021 bookings

Bookings are open for stays from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021.

Bookings are required all year.

Book Te Whare Okioki online.

A $10 service fee applies to all phone, email and in-person bookings.

Your hut booking is for any bunk bed, not for a specific bunk bed - select your bunk bed on arrival.

Know before you go

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.

More information


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
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