Image: Hiren Patel | Creative Commons
NZTopo50 map sheet: BV21
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1496552, N5248282
Before you go, buy 1 Serviced Hut Ticket (green for adults, orange for youth) or 3 Standard Hut Tickets (blue for adults, yellow for youth) for each night's stay. Put these in the honesty box at the hut. Or buy a Backcountry Hut Pass for unlimited use at most Serviced and Standard huts for a 6 or 12 month period.
The track to Hawdon Hut from Mt White Road has numerous river crossings - do not attempt if flows are high or rain is forecast.