Bookings not required - first come, first served
Before you go, buy 1 Serviced Hut Ticket (green for adults, orange for youth) 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.
NZTopo50 map sheet: BK33
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1782660, N5600502
On the Whanganui River, be aware that:
For a comprehensive gear list, read New Zealand Recreational Canoeing Association’s Guide to the Whanganui River.
Before you go into the outdoors, tell someone your plans and leave a date to raise the alarm if you haven't returned. To do this, use the New Zealand Outdoors Intentions process on the AdventureSmart website. It is endorsed by New Zealand's search and rescue agencies and provides three simple options to tell someone you trust the details about your trip.