The overnight experience at Peach Cove Hut is highly recommended. At night the forest comes alive with kiwi and ruru/morepork, while in the morning, the dawn bird chorus includes kākā, bellbird/korimako, North Island robin/toutouwai and whitehead/popokatea, and if you’re lucky, you may hear the red-crowned kākāriki, all rare to Whangārei.
It is a fabulous place to simply relax, sitting on the deck and admiring the natural surroundings. This hut also provides an easy yet rewarding opportunity to introduce children to the outdoor experience.
Peach Cove Hut is a serviced hut and is great for beginners as it is close to the road end of the track, with less than 2 hours to walk.
Mattresses are provided and the hut accommodates up to 8 people on large platform bunks. Rainwater is collected and stored in a tank, available for you to use. However, we recommended that you either treat, filter or boil all drinking water. Water supply can be limited, bring your own water in case the tank runs out.
There is a long-drop toilet located a short walking distance from the hut.
No open fires are allowed at the hut or beaches and all cooking must be done on portable gas stoves. There are no cooking facilities provided at the hut but a selection of rough pots and pans are available.
Monday to Thursday:
Friday to Sunday:
Pay at the time of booking.
Hut tickets cannot be used in this hut.
Backcountry Hut Passes can only be used in this hut from 1 May to 30 September. Passes cannot be used from 1 October to 30 April.
To pay with your Backcountry Hut Pass, create/update your account on our booking system. Under 'Apply for a discount', select 'Backcountry Hut Pass Holder' and upload a scan of your pass. Once we've verified your pass, it will automatically be applied when you make a booking.
Bookings are open for stays from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022.
Bookings are required all year.
A $10 service fee applies to all phone, email and in-person bookings.
Your hut booking is for any bunk bed, not for a specific bunk bed – select your bunk bed on arrival.
Topo50 map sheet: AX31
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1741419, N6030747
Eligible people must be fully vaccinated to use DOC accommodation.