Bookings not required - first come, first served
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.
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.
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
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