Bookings not required - first come, first served
The old Heritage Lodge burned down in 2005. Thanks to a generous contribution from the family of the late Alice Nash, who grew up in the local vicinity and often visited the Oroua and Rangiwahia areas with her children, and to the hard work of the NZDA Manawatu branch, this hut was rebuilt in 2007 for all to enjoy.
A cash donation to the Manawatu Deerstalkers Association, or standard hut tickets / backcountry hut passes are acceptable as payment of hut fees.
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.
NZTopo50 map sheet: BL36
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1857795, N5572918