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

Hut overview




Bookings not required - first come, first served


  • Heating
  • Mattresses
8 bunk beds

About this hut

The original standard Forest Service Hut was built in the late 1960’s. Cattle Creek Hut is now maintained by members of the Ruahine Deerstalkers Association, who have a long affiliation with the hut and worked on upgrading it in 1983.

Cattle Creek Hut is situated on a flat clearing surrounded by regenerating scrub and horopito. At 730m altitude, the area is prone to strong winds and high rainfall.

Getting there

Cattle Creek Hut can be reached from Tamaki West Road via Stanfield Hut.


NZTopo50 map sheet: BL36
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1861199, N5560513


  • 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.

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Phone:   +64 6 350 9700
Address:   28 North Street
Palmerston North 4410
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