Iron Gate Hut
Image: Brian Dobbie | ©
Rebuilt in 2019 in partnership with the New Zealand Defence Force, Iron Gate Hut offers a cosy shelter for an overnight return tramp or can be visited as part of a longer multi-day tramp.
There are kiwi and whio present in this area and a trapping programme has been set up to protect these endangered species. To find out more or get involved, see the Ruahine Whio Protectors website.
Iron Gate Hut is a 4–5 hour walk from Petersons Roadend, off Table Flat Road in the Oroua Valley.
NZTopo50 map sheet: BL36
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1861396, N5576021
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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