This is a basic three-bunk hut in the Hawke's Bay region.

Hut overview


  • Category


  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served


  • Heating
  • Mattresses
3 bunk beds

About this hut

Built in 1960, the hut is situated in beech forest at an altitude of 600 m. 

Awatere Hut is ideally located for a day or weekend trip. It's close to the road end so is a popular hut for novice trampers.

Black Stag biv 10min walk down stream from Awatere hut.
Black Stag Biv is located 10 mins walk down stream from Awatere hut, and not recommended as accommodation

Getting there

Kashmir Road: 1 hr 30 min via Awatere Hut Track

Approx. 100 km from Napier or Palmerston North, turn off SH50 onto Makaretu Road, then into Mill Road – the first road on the left. Mill Road becomes gravel after 7 km – continue on for a further 4 km, then turn left into Kashmir Road and follow this to the car park at the end.


NZTopo50 map sheet: BL36
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1868078, N5570756




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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