A view of Kahui Hut nestled in the trees

Image: Tamsen Walker | DOC


Located on Mt Taranaki's western slopes, Kahui Hut sits in a small clearing surrounded by native bush.

Hut overview


  • Category


  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served


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

About this hut

Facilities and services

  • Containment tank toilet a short walk from the hut
  • Cold running water from a rainwater tank

There is no heating.

Getting there

Kahui Hut is a 6 hour return walk from Kahui Road on the Kahui Track and from Puniho Road on the Puniho Track. It can also be reached from the Around the Mountain Circuit.


A tramper approches Kahui Hut.
A tramper approaches Kahui Hut

A view inside Kahui Hut.
Inside Kahui Hut

  • 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.

More about hut tickets and passes


Egmont National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 6 756 0990
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   egmontvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   2879 Egmont Rd
Egmont National Park
Postal Address:   PO Box 462
New Plymouth 4340
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