Ruahine hut

Image: Kane Sayer | DOC


This is a standard eight-bunk hut in the Hawke's Bay region.

Hut overview

Easy walk from road end

Under 1 hour


  • Category


  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served


  • Heating
  • Mattresses
  • Toilets - non-flush
  • Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
8 bunk beds

About this hut

Ruahine Hut was built in 1960 by the New Zealand Forest Service. The hut is located in a sheltered clearing at 920 m altitude, and can experience high rainfall and snow during winter months.

  • Water source - rainwater tank
  • Heating source - woodburner

Getting there

Ruahine Hut is accessed from No Man's Road, via a private road through Bill Station. An access permit, obtained by ballot system, is required.

From the park boundary, travel 5km up No Man's Road. Here, a short 4WD track leads to Ruahine Hut.


NZTopo50 map sheet: BK37
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1885598, N5616054


  • Adult (18+ years): $5 per night
  • Youth (11 – 17 years): $2.50 per night
  • Child/Infant (0 – 10 years): free

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.

More about hut tickets and passes


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Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
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Palmerston North 4410
Postal Address:   Private Bag 11010
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Palmerston North 4442
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