Above Purity Hut, Hikurangi Range
Image: Jonathan Astin | ©



A steep climb to this hut nestled above the bushline on the Hikurangi Range in the Ruahine Forest Park.

Walking and tramping

3 - 4 hr Advanced: Tramping track

Seasonal restrictions

Access is closed from 1 June to 31 October and may be closed at other times of the year for farm management purposes.

At all times, you must get approval prior to accessing from the farm manager.

Stay safe in the outdoors

  1. Choose the right trip for you. Learn about the route and make sure you have the skills for it.
  2. Understand the weather. Check weather forecasts
  3. Pack warm clothes and extra food. Check gear lists
  4. Share your plans and take ways to get help. Share directly or use the Outdoor Intentions form or Plan My Walk. Take a distress beacon. 
  5. Take care of yourself and each other.


Te Papaioea / Palmerston North Office
Phone:   0800 275 362
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   manawatu@doc.govt.nz
Address:   28 North Street
Palmerston North 4410
Postal Address:   Private Bag 11010
Manawatu Mail Centre
Palmerston North 4442
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