IntroductionThis is a basic six-bunk hut in the Hawke's Bay region.
- Toilets - non-flush
- Water from stream
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.
Note: Black Stag Biv is located 10 mins walk down stream from Awatere Hut, and not recommended as accommodation as it is in disrepair.
Around 100 km from Napier or Palmerston North, turn off SH 50 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.
We recommend 4WD or AWD (all-wheel drive) on Kashmir Road due to its steepness.
From Kashmir Road: 1hr/2.7km
Tracks to this hut
Kashmir Road tramping tracksLocated in Ruahine Forest ParkKashmir Road climbs far and high into Ruahine Forest Park and provides quick access to the high country. Daphne Hut, Awatere Hut and Longview Hut are all accessible by a track from the road.Duration 1 hr 30 min – 4 hrDifficulty Advanced
NZTopo50 map sheet: BL36
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1868078, N5570756