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.
Pay at the time of booking.
Backcountry Hut Passes can be used at this hut. To pay with your Backcountry Hut Pass, create/update your account on our booking system. Under 'Apply for a discount', select 'Backcountry Hut Pass Holder' and upload a scan of your pass. Once we've verified your pass, it will automatically be applied when you make a booking.
Youth (11-17 years): $2.50
Child/infant (0-10 years): free
Camping here is on a “first come, first served” basis. Hut tickets can be purchased at DOC visitor centres and local i-SITEs.
Outside Pouaki Hut there is space for 2 small tents.
Camping elsewhere is discouraged.
Bookings are open for stays up to 30 June 2023.
A $10 service fee applies to phone and in-person booking. This is a limited service – book online first. An in-person booking is dependent on there being space available.
Bookings are required all year.
Your hut booking is for any bunk bed, not for a specific bunk bed – select your bunk bed on arrival.
Times from nearest road ends:
NZTopo50 map sheet: BJ29
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1689592, N5656608
During the busy summer months it's a good idea to bring your own sleeping mat - just in case the bunks are full.