Boar Inn Hut

Image: DOC


This is a serviced 4-bunk hut in the Wellington region. The hut is accessed by crossing the Orongorongo 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 Orongorongo River - wet feet are part of the adventure. Check river levels before crossing.

Facilities provided:

  • wood burner heating - firewood 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 Orongorongo Track.

Turere Bridge (end of Orongorongo Track) to Boar Inn via Orongorongo 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 essential – the hut is locked and requires an access code to open.

Book Boar Inn online or contact Kapiti Wellington Visitor Centre.

If this hut isn't available at the time of booking, consider Coast Road Cabin at the entrance to the Catchpool Valley.

Know before you go

Check the flow of the Orongorongo River before you go. Don't 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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