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.
By mountain bike or 4WD the access to Top Hut up the Western Manuherikia crosses numerous river crossings.
NZTopo50 map sheet: CA14
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1347002, N5048241
Although the hut has heating, no fuel is supplied.