Leitch's Hut

Image: Josh Reid | DOC


This is a standard 16-bunk hut in the Waitomo/Pureora region.

Hut overview

Easy walk from road end

1-3 hours


  • Category


  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served


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

About this hut


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.

Getting there

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


  • 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.

More about hut tickets and passes

Know before you go

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.


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