Ahuriri Base Hut

Image: Rebecca Van Amber | Creative Commons


This is a standard six-bunk hut in the Mackenzie Country and Waitaki area.

Hut overview

Easy walk from road end

Under 1 hour


  • Category


  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served


  • Heating
  • Mattresses
  • Toilets - non-flush
  • Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
6 bunk beds

About this hut


  • Heating - log burner


Ahuriri Base Hut was built in 1958 by the New Zealand Forest Service.

Getting there

You can drive to Ahuriri Base Hut in a four-wheel drive vehicle. The Ahuriri valley road is prone to wash-outs during periods of heavy rainfall and freeze/thaw action in winter.


NZTopo50 map sheet: BZ14
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1328602, N5092290.


  • 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.

More about hut tickets and passes


Te Manahuna / Twizel Office
Phone:   +64 3 435 0802
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   esienquiries@doc.govt.nz
Address:   15 Wairepo Road
Twizel 7901
Postal Address:   Private Bag
Twizel 7944
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