Daphne Hut

Image: Evan Greensides | Creative Commons

Introduction

This is a standard 12-bunk hut in the Hawke's Bay region.

Hut overview

Category

  • Category
Standard

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served

Facilities

  • Heating
  • Mattresses
  • Toilets - non-flush
  • Water from stream
12 bunk beds

About this hut

Daphne Hut is on a river terrace, 50 m from Tukituki River.

Heritage

Daphne Hut was built by the Takapau Lions Club in 1986, with support from the Department of Conservation.

Getting there

Mill Road: 8 km via Tukituki River (not recommended when river levels are high)

Approx. 100 km for 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 approx. 7 km.

Kashmir Road: 2–3 hr via Daphne 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. 2 km past the park boundary a side road on the right drops down for 200 m to Moorcock Stream where the track begins.

Location

NZTopo50 map sheet: BL36
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1868400, N5576923

Fees

  • 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.

Read more about hut tickets and passes

Contacts

Te Papaioea / Palmerston North Office
Phone:   +64 6 350 9700
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   manawatu@doc.govt.nz
Address:   28 North Street
Palmerston North 4410
Postal Address:   Private Bag 11010
Manawatu Mail Centre
Palmerston North 4442
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