Bookings not required - first come, first served
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.
Be aware that there are often hunters in this area.
Auckland is at Level 3 and other regions at Level 2.