Mt Taranaki behind Maketawa Hut
Image: Bev Bacon | DOC


Maketawa Hut is a good overnight tramp for families with children and those new to tramping.

Easy walk from road end

1-3 hours


  • Category


  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served


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

Seasonal restrictions

The hut can be busy between Christmas and New Year, public holidays and weekends over summer.

In winter tracks into the hut can be muddy or covered in snow – check with the Egmont National Park Visitor Centre for the latest track conditions.

COVID-19 vaccination policy

Eligible people aged 12 years three months and over must be fully vaccinated to use DOC accommodation. See COVID-19 vaccination policy.


Egmont National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 6 756 0990
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   2879 Egmont Rd
Egmont National Park
Postal Address:   PO Box 462
New Plymouth 4340
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