Waiaua Gorge Hut

Image: Jeremy Beckers | ©


This hut is a hidden gem in the wilderness of Mt Taranaki's west side. Bring your family for a day tramp or stay overnight to experience the park at night.

Hut overview


  • 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

About this hut


  • Bunks – mattresses provided
  • Containment tank toilet a short walk from the hut
  • Cold running water from a rainwater tank
  • Fireplace with wood supplied

Getting there

There are two ways to get to Waiaua Gorge Hut:

  • It can be reach from the Around the Mountain Circuit.
  • From Ihaia Road on the Ihaia Track. This is 5.9 km from Ihaia Road and takes around 2 hours 30 minutes one way to the hut.


NZTopo50 map sheet: BJ29
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1686336, N5646548


  • 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.

Read more about hut tickets and passes  | Find retailers that sell hut tickets


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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