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 is located 10 mins walk down stream from Awatere hut, and not recommended as accommodation
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