IntroductionTangihua Hut is an eight-bunk standard hut.
- Toilets - non-flush
- Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
The route to the hut requires a high degree of skill and experience and route-finding ability. Suitable for well equipped trampers.
- 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.
Access the Tangihua Forest via Omana Road.
From the Omana Road access car park, you will need to walk 30 minutes along a formed road to the bush line. From here, it is another 15 minutes until you reach Lions Lodge.
An alternative route to the hut is via Tangihua Road which takes approximately 2 hours and crosses private land. You must get the landowner's permission to access the track from the Tangihua Road end. Before you start your trip contact the Whangārei office.
Tracks to this hut
Northern Tangihua TrackLocated in Tangihua ForestThe Northern Track links up with other tracks in the Tangihua Forest.Duration 2 - 3 hr one wayDifficulty Advanced
Te Haua Uru TrackLocated in Tangihua ForestThe Te Haua Uru Track is located in the Tangihua Forest and links with the Horokaka Track and Tangihua Main Ridge Track to form a loop that will take experienced trampers 9 hours to complete.Duration 3 hr 45 min to junction one way from car parkDifficulty Advanced
Horokaka TrackLocated in Tangihua ForestHorokaka Track is a challenging track that includes strenuous climbing. The track leads up to an old logging road and then follows the ridge to the Horokaka Transmitter.Duration 3 hr 45 min one wayDifficulty Advanced
Main Ridge TrackLocated in Tangihua ForestTangihua Main Ridge is a rough track, which follows the main ridge through thick vegetation. The views from the track are very rewarding on a clear day.Duration 2 - 3 hr one wayDifficulty Advanced
Topo50 map sheet: AX29
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1700272, N6032070
- Dogs are strictly prohibited on the access road and within the forest unless by special permit
- No fires
- Hunting is permitted in the forest - by permit only
- Ensure you are well equipped before setting out
- Visitors are advised to carry topographical maps as some routes are not well maintained and require good navigational skills
Help stop kauri disease
- Stay away from kauri tree roots.
- Clean your footwear and gear before and after visiting kauri forest.