This is a popular hut 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 from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022.
Bookings are essential – the hut is locked and requires an access code to open.
A $10 service fee applies to all phone, email and in-person bookings.
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. Do not cross the river when it's in flood or there has been sustained rainfall in the area.
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.