Bookings not required - first come, first served
The hut is situated on a flat clearing surrounded by regenerating scrub and horopito. At 730 m altitude, the area is prone to strong winds and high rainfall.
The original standard Forest Service Hut was built in the late 1960s.
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.
Cattle Creek Hut can be reached from Tamaki West Road via Stanfield Hut.
NZTopo50 map sheet: BL36
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1861199, N5560513