Front of the Alice Nash Memorial Hertitage Lodge

Image: Milson Scout Group, Palmerston North | ©


This is a standard eight-bunk in the Manawatu region.

Hut overview

Easy walk from road end

Under 1 hour


  • Category


  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served


  • Heating
  • Lighting
  • Mattresses
  • Toilets - non-flush
  • Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
8 bunk beds

About this hut

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.


NZTopo50 map sheet: BL36
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1857795, N5572918


A cash donation to the Manawatu Deerstalkers Association, or standard hut tickets / backcountry hut passes are acceptable as payment of hut fees.

  • 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


Te Papaioea / Palmerston North Office
Phone:   +64 6 350 9700
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   28 North Street
Palmerston North 4410
Postal Address:   Private Bag 11010
Manawatu Mail Centre
Palmerston North 4442
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