IntroductionThis is a standard six-bunk hut in the Mackenzie Country and Waitaki area.
Easy walk from road end
- Toilets - non-flush
- Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
- Heating - log burner
Ahuriri Base Hut was built in 1958 by the New Zealand Forest Service.
- Adult (18+ years): $10 per night
- Youth (5–17 years): $5 per night
- Child/Infant (0–4 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.
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.