Forks Hut is cared for by the Manawatu Branch of the New Zealand Deerstalkers Association.
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.
Access across the farm is at the landowner's discretion, by prior arrangement only. DOC is unable to provide contact details for the landowner to members of the public wishing to access the Forest Park via the farm.
Other access options are limited. There is no public road that leads from Pohangina Valley East Road to the Forest Park.
NZTopo50 map sheet: BL35
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1850495, N5555409
There is a steep track section between Forks and Te Ekaou Huts - caution required.