IntroductionPopular as an overnight trip or as part of a circuit, the Moerangi Hut sits on the Moerangi mountain biking and tramping track.
- Toilets - non-flush
- Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
This standard nine-bunk hut is a popular overnight trip from Whirinaki or as part of a circuit including Skips Hut (Whangatawhia) and Rogers Hut (Te Wairoa). A destination for hunters, where the forest changes from podocarp to beech forest.
Maintained by Department of Conservation and the New Zealand Deer Stalkers Association.
- 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.
4.5hrs from River Road Carpark
3 hrs from Rogers Hut (Te Wairoa)
Tracks to this hut
Moerangi TrackLocated in Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tāne Conservation ParkThis shared-use track includes an overnight stop at an historic hut and amazing views from the top of the Moerangi saddle (955 m). Listen for the piercing calls of kiwi at night.1 alertDuration 3 daysDifficulty Intermediate
Te Pua-a-Tāne CircuitLocated in Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tāne Conservation ParkThe Te Pua-a-Tāne Circuit is the ultimate Whirinaki challenge for the more adventurous.2 alertsDuration 5 daysDifficulty Advanced
Mountain bikers at Moerangi Hut
NZTopo50 map sheet: BG38
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1923685, N5704732