Located in Ruahine Forest Park in the Hawke’s Bay region
IntroductionThis is a serviced 12-bunk hut in the Hawke's Bay region.
- Toilets - non-flush
- Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
Longview Hut is above the bush edge, but below the ridge, at 1200 m altitude.
- Bunks - platform (shared) with mattresses
- Heating - wood burner with firewood provided
- Water supply - cold water from a rain collection tank
Members of the Napier branch of the NZ Deerstalkers Association built this hut in 1979. It was upgraded in 1992 by the Department of Conservation.
- Adult (18+ years): $15 per night
- Youth (11–17 years): $7.50 per night
- Child/Infant: (0–10 years): free
Before you go, buy 1 Serviced Hut Ticket (green) or 3 Standard Hut Tickets (blue for adults, yellow for youth) for each night's stay. Put these in the honesty box at the hut. Or buy a Backcountry Hut Pass for unlimited use at most Serviced and Standard huts for a 6 or 12 month period.
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From Kashmir Road: 2–3 hr/3.2 km via Longview Hut Track.
Around 100 km from Napier or Palmerston North, turn off SH 50 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 and follow this to the car park at the end.
We recommend 4WD or AWD (all-wheel drive) on Kashmir Road due to its steepness.
Tracks to this hut
Kashmir Road tramping tracksLocated in Ruahine Forest ParkKashmir Road climbs far and high into Ruahine Forest Park and provides quick access to the high country. Daphne Hut, Awatere Hut and Longview Hut are all accessible by a track from the road.1 alertDuration 1 hr 30 min – 4 hrDifficulty Advanced
Longview Hut to Makaretu Hut TrackLocated in Ruahine Forest ParkA spectacular walk with panoramic views over the Hawke's Bay on a clear day.1 alertDuration 4 hr 30 minDifficulty Advanced
NZTopo50 map sheet: BL36
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1866700, N5572921
This is an exposed area and strong winds are common – caution is required, and ensure all doors and windows of the hut and toilet are securely fastened before departure.
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