Sandy Bay Hut
Located in Te Urewera in the East Coast region
IntroductionThis is a serviced 18-bunk hut located on the Lake Waikareiti Walk in the Te Urewera area.
This hut is not affected by hut removals in Te Urewera. It is open for bookings and public use.
Te Urewera is recognised in New Zealand law as a living person. Te Urewera is spoken for and governed by a board. Care for Te Urewera, including the tracks and facilities, is carried out by Te Uru Taumatua – Ngāi Tūhoe’s operational entity.
- Toilets - non-flush
- Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
- Adult (18+ years): $15 per night
- Youth (11–17 years): $7.50 per night
- Child/Infant: (0–10 years): free
Backcountry Hut Passes and Backcountry Hut Tickets cannot be used at this hut.
Bookings are open for stays up to 30 June 2023.
Bookings for 1 July 2023 – 30 June 2024 will open in 2023. The opening date will be announced on this page in late March 2023.
All bookings operate on a first-come first-served basis. We do not operate waiting lists for bookings for future seasons, or currently booked-out facilities.
Bookings are required all year.
A $10 service fee applies to phone and in-person booking. This is a limited service – book online first. An in-person booking is dependent on there being space available.
Your hut booking is for any bunk bed, not for a specific bunk bed – select your bunk bed on arrival.
Tracks to this hut
Lake Waikareiti WalkLocated in Lake Waikaremoana area and Te UreweraThe Lake Waikareiti Walk will take you two hours to complete a return trip. Along the way you may hear the screech of the kākā and the chatty ki-ki-ki of the yellow-crowned parakeet (kākāriki).1 alertDuration 2 hrDifficulty Easy
Manuoha to Waikareiti TrackLocated in Te UreweraThe Manuoha-Waikareiti Track is a spectacular and challenging walk suited to reasonably experienced trampers. The 32 km walk takes a minimum of three days to complete.1 alertDuration 3 daysDifficulty Advanced
NZTopo50 map sheet: BG40
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1964215, N5707996
|Te Urewera Centre|
|Phone:||06 837 3900|
Te Kura Whenua
6249 Lake Road/SH38
Kaitawa DOC Mailshed
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