Bookings not required - first come, first served
Parks Peak Hut was originally built in 1960 by the New Zealand Forest Service and replaced in 2008 by DOC. The hut was named after Robert Park, the first Surveyor General in the Hawke’s Bay. On some earlier maps the nearby trig point, Pohatuhatu was called Parks Peak.
The hut is situated on a very exposed ridge at 1320m altitude. It has tank water supply and a woodburner for heating.
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.
Park's Peak Hut can be accessed from Wakarara Roadend, or from Mangleton Road. For either route, the track to Park's Peak Hut is a long, difficult climb.
NZTopo50 map sheet: BK37
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1878798, N5602942
Auckland, Northland and parts of the Waikato are at Level 3. DOC huts and campsites are closed in these regions. The rest of New Zealand is at Level 2.