Bog Inn Hut

Image: DOC

Introduction

This is a standard four-bunk hut in the Waitomo/Pureora area. This small historic hut provides trampers and hunters with a rustic overnight stay in the Pureora Forest Park.

Hut overview

Category

  • Category
Standard

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served

Facilities

  • Heating
  • Mattresses
  • Toilets - non-flush
  • Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
4 bunk beds

About this hut

Heritage

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.

Getting there

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The track section between Mt Pureora and Bog Inn is no longer maintained.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.

Location

Topo50 map sheet: BG35
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1828988, N5726201

Fees

  • Adult (18+ years): $5 per night
  • Youth (11 - 17 years): $2.50 per night
  • Child/Infant (0 - 10 years): free

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.

Read more about hut tickets and passes

Contacts

Te Kuiti Office
Phone:   +64 7 878 1050
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   tekuiti@doc.govt.nz
Address:   78 Taupiri Street
Te Kuiti 3910
Postal Address:   PO Box 38
Te Kuiti 3941
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