Bookings not required - first come, first served
Brimful of character, this small hut was built in 1960 to house scientists studying the nearby mountain mire known as ‘The Bog’.
As backcountry huts were built in remote locations the timber resources available on site were used along with traditional carpentry methods. This unique rustic hut is built almost wholly of local tōtara: the walls are lined with adzed tōtara slabs and the floors are made of chain-sawed tōtara slabs.
DOC has undertaken preservation work on the hut over time while maintaining its heritage value. Adaptation and repair work includes a flue, wood burner, exterior cladding, roof, and the addition of a front porch and a water tank. The interior of the hut remains largely original retaining its unique character.
Before you go, buy 1 Standard Hut Ticket (blue for adults, yellow for youth) for each night's stay. Put this in the honesty box at the hut. Or buy a Backcountry Hut Pass that gives unlimited use at most Standard and Serviced huts for a 6 or 12 month period.
The hut can be reached can be visited as part of a three day tramp. It may also be accessed from the Timber Trail.
Note that due to logging on adjoining private lands, Tihoi and Bog Inn Roads have been closed and it is not possible access the hut on foot or by vehicle using these roads.
The track section between Mt Pureora and Bog Inn is no longer maintained. The alternative is to proceed down Pureora Mountain using the Toitoi Track and along the Timber Trail. Signs are in place to direct people from the Timber Trail to the Bog Inn hut. The rest of the Hauhungaroa Track is open.
Topo50 map sheet: BG35
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1828988, N5726201
Auckland and parts of the Waikato are at Level 3. DOC huts and campsites are closed in these regions. The rest of New Zealand is at Level 2.