Pouakai Hut is Egmont National Park's most popular hut.

Hut overview

Easy walk from road end

1-3 hours




Bookings not required - first come, first served


  • Heating
  • Mattresses
16 bunk beds

About this hut

Sit on the deck and enjoy views out to the Taranaki coastline, or go for a short walk to photograph reflections of Mt Taranaki in the Pouakai tarns.

An hour's tramp will take you down into the mighty Ahukawakawa Swamp with its unique flora and fauna.


Pouakai Hut.
Views of the Taranaki coastline from Pouakai Hut

NZTopo50 map sheet: BJ29
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1689592, N5656608


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

Before you go, buy 1 Serviced Hut Ticket (green for adults, orange for youth) or 3 Standard Hut Tickets (blue for adults, yellow for youth) for each night's stay. Put these in the honesty box at the hut. Or buy a Backcountry Hut Pass for unlimited use at most Serviced and Standard huts for a 6 or 12 month period.

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Know before you go

During the busy summer months it's a good idea to bring your own sleeping mat - just in case the bunks are full.


Egmont National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 6 756 0990
Address:   2879 Egmont Rd
Egmont National Park
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