Bookings not required - first come, first served
Longview Hut is above the bush edge, but below the ridge, at 1200 m altitude.
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.
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.
Kashmir Road: 2–3 hr via Longview Hut Track
Around 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 and follow this to the car park at the end. We recommend 4WD on Kashmir Road due to its steepness.
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.