This standard six-bunk hut in the Kaimanawa Forest Park is an ideal base for hunters, or for hikers looking to enjoy the scenic Hinemaiaia track.

Hut overview


  • 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

Cascade hut sits in a clearing surrounded by tall beech forest, where for kākā, tomtit and robin can often be seen or heard. It is a rustic, single room hut with a wood burner, table and sink with internal water supply. There are also plenty of opportunities to camp nearby.

The hut can be reached in 6-8 hours, hiking from Clements Mill Road end via the scenic Hinemaiaia Track. Not far from the hut, the Tauranga-Taupo river narrows through a spectacular ignimbrite gorge - home to the native whio (blue duck), and a great swimming spot in summer.


NZTopo50 map sheet: BH36
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1869253, N5672183


  • 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


Turangi Office
Phone:   +64 7 384 7106
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   3 Town Centre
Turangi 3334
Postal Address:   Private Bag 2
Turangi 3353
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