The hut sits in a large clearing above the Wakamarina River.
Wakamarina Road: 2 hr. 10 km west of Havelock, turn off SH6 onto Wakamarina Road. Follow this for 7.5 km to Butchers Flat Campsite at the road end and the start of the track.
Fosters Hut: 3 hr (8.5 km)
Below Foster’s Clearing the track from Fosters Hut descends into the head of Foster Creek, skirting around its headwaters and crossing a series of slaty schist creeks. It then climbs, in a series of steep zigzags, toa saddle between Foster and Devil’s Creeks. From the saddle, the track climbs to a knob (1066 m), then descends, in a series of broad zigzags, to the benched track of the main Wakamarina Valley.
NZTopo50 map sheet: BQ27
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1648197, N5414900
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.