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Mattresses, a wood-burning stove for heating and a toilet are provided. You will need to carry a portable stove for cooking.
There are many areas suitable for camping in Leitch's clearing. If you want to camp and use hut facilities you still need to purchase a hut ticket.
There are four tracks leading to Leitch's hut.
It's a 2-3 hour walk from the road end.
Topo50 map sheet: BF32
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1755243, N5744600
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 Waikawau and Mangatoa tracks to Leitch's Hut have overgrown vegetation, windfalls, and loss of marking in places. Trampers are advised to take care.