This hut sits right next to Pāhautea Hut Campsite.
The hut sleeps 20 people on platform bunks in two bunkrooms. It has mattresses and a water supply, but no heating or cooking facilities – take a portable cooker.
Nearby, there are campsites and a camping shelter.
The hut takes its name from nearby pāhautea trees (mountain cedar – Libocedrus bidwilli) growing at the northern edge of their natural range. These trees are aged between 600 and 700 years old.
For both the hut and campsite, you must book. Even though the campsites are free of charge, a booking is required to secure your place.
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.
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.
Your hut booking is for any bunk bed, not for a specific bunk bed – select your bunk bed on arrival.
Topo50 map sheet: BE33
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1783680, N5792835
It rains a lot on Pirongia – be prepared for cold, wet weather. Remember to:
No campfires allowed.