Lane Cove Hut

Image: Tasha Oxford | Creative Commons


This serviced hut is tucked in a sheltered arm of Pekapeka Bay in Whangaroa Harbour. It sleeps 16. The hut must be booked online in advance.


Hut overview

Easy walk from road end

1-3 hours


  • Category


  • Bookings

Bookings required


  • Mattresses
  • Toilets - non-flush
  • Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
16 bunk beds

About this hut

The hut is located in an idyllic landscape only a few steps from the water. The area has spectacular rock formations and fine regenerating coastal forest.

The hut provides an excellent base for exploring the Whangaroa area. You can enjoy a refreshing swim or simply relax on the deck.

The hut sleeps 16.

Getting there

The hut is situated in Lane Cove at the western end of Pekapeka Bay (also known as the Western Arm) in the Whangaroa Harbour.

You can access the hut by boat from Totara North or Whangaroa township. At high tide you can unload almost at the doorstep.

Alternatively there is a two hour walk in on the Wairakau Stream Track from Campbell Road, Totara North (route - can be weather dependent due to stream crossings).


Topo50 map sheet: AU28
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1666802, N6125419


  • Adult (18+ years): $15 per night
  • Youth (11 - 17 years): $7.50 per night
  • Child/Infant: (0 - 10 years): free

Backcountry Hut Passes and Backcountry Hut Tickets can't be used at this hut.


2020/2021 bookings

Bookings are open for stays from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021.

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.

Know before you go

  • Outdoor fireplace available all year except during restricted fire season
  • No tents or temporary structures are permitted in the reserve
  • Hunting by permit only
  • No dogs
  • The hut is locked. You will receive instructions on getting the access code in your booking confirmation letter.

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Help stop kauri dieback
  • Stay away from kauri tree roots.
  • Clean your footwear and gear before and after visiting kauri forest.

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Pewhairangi / Bay of Islands Office
Phone:   +64 9 407 0300
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   34 Landing Road
Kerikeri 0230
Postal Address:   PO Box 128
Kerikeri 0245
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