Logan Vickers

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Introduction

This hut is a great half day tramp or overnight tramp for families with children and new trampers.

Hut overview

Easy walk from road end

1-3 hours

Category

  • Category
Serviced

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served

Facilities

  • Heating
  • Mattresses
16 bunk beds

Seasonal restrictions

  • The hut is popular with families so likely to be busy during school holidays (particularly over summer), public holidays and Easter.
  • In winter tracks to the hut can be muddy or covered in snow.

About this hut

Waingongoro Hut (900 m) is set on a cliff-side high above the Waingongoro Stream, with a backdrop of native bush. A grassy area out front offers views up the gorge to Mt Taranaki and is ideal for camping.

The highest swingbridge in Egmont National Park is just 5 minutes walk from the hut. The Waingongoro Swingbridge is 24 m above the Waingongoro Stream – not for the faint hearted! If you're walking in from East Egmont – you’ll pass over the bridge on the way to the hut.

If you're walking in from Dawson Falls, take you swimsuit and have a dip in the lava formed Wilkies Pools. 

Facilities

  • Bunks - platform (shared) bunks with mattresses in a bunkroom
  • Water supply - cold water from a rain collection tank
  • Heating - wood burner with wood and coal
  • Long drop toilet a short walk from the hut
Huts have basic facilities. You'll need to take:
  • Sleeping bag
  • Cooking stove, pots/pans and utensils
  • Toilet paper
  • Rubbish bag
  • Newspaper/firelighters and matches/lighter for the wood burner/fire
  • Torch

Getting there

Times from nearest road ends
  • Dawson Falls via Wilkies Pools Track or Ridge Track, and Waingongoro Track: 1 hr 20 min (2.5 km)
  • East Egmont via Waingongoro Track: 1 hr 40 min (3.5 km)

Location

NZTopo50 map sheet: BJ29
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1695834, N5647154

Fees

  • 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

Take care near the cliff edge – there is no barrier

Contacts

Dawson Falls Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 27 443 0248
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   egmontvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Manaia Rd
Egmont National Park
Postal Address:   PO Box 462
New Plymouth 4340
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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