This is a popular site so book well in advance.
This hut is sole occupancy and locked – refer to your booking confirmation for how to obtain the access code.
Boar Inn lies on the east side of the Ōrongorongo River. Check river levels before crossing.
You need to bring:
The fees are for up to 4 people.
*Weekend pricing only applies October – April.
Bookings are open for stays up to 30 June 2023.
Bookings are essential – the hut is locked and requires an access code to open.
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.
Boar Inn is a 2 hour 30 minute walk via the Ōrongorongo Track.
Time: 15 min
Distance: 700 m
From the picnic area and toilet near the bridge, cross to the true left of the river and walk downstream passing Raukawa Hut on the way.
Access to Boar Inn from the river is marked by a large orange triangle at the first bend downstream from Raukawa Hut. Another orange triangle about 100 m further downstream marks an alternative access from the river.
NZTopo50 map sheet: BQ32
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1764676, N5420986
Check the flow of the Ōrongorongo River before you go, as flash floods are common. Avoid crossing the river when it's in flood or if there has been sustained rainfall in the area
Look out for the warning signs of an unsafe river: water flowing faster than walking pace, discoloured water, debris in the river, and the sound of rocks rolling in the river bed.
If you aren’t sure it’s safe, don’t risk it – wait for the river to drop (this often happens quickly once rain stops), or change your plans and return another day.
Learn how to cross a river safely on the Mountain Safety Council river skills webpage.