Boar Inn Hut

Image: DOC


This is a serviced 4-bunk hut in the Wellington region. The hut is accessed by crossing the Ōrongorongo River, is locked and must be booked in advance to gain access.


This is a popular hut so book well in advance.

Hut overview

Easy walk from road end

1-3 hours


  • Category


  • Bookings

Bookings required


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

About this hut

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.

Facilities provided:

  • wood burner heating. Firewood is provided
  • tank water
  • pit toilet

You need to bring:

  • candles or torches for lighting
  • matches or lighter
  • cooker, pots, pans, crockery and cooking utensils

Getting there

Boar Inn is a 2 hour 30 minute walk via the Ōrongorongo Track.

Turere Bridge (end of Ōrongorongo Track) to Boar Inn via Ōrongorongo River

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


 $40 sole occupancy


Bookings are open for stays from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021.

Bookings are essential – the hut is locked and requires an access code to open.

Book Boar Inn online.

A $10 service fee applies to all phone, email and in-person bookings.

Know before you go

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.


Kapiti Wellington Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 4 384 7770
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   18 - 32 Manners Street
Postal Address:   PO Box 10420
The Terrace
Wellington 6143
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