Image: Laura Honey | DOC
This hut is sole occupancy and locked – refer to your booking confirmation for how to obtain the access code.
You need to bring:
It's a 3 hour walk via the Orongorongo and Big Bend Tracks to get to Huaruangi Hut.
Time: 50 min
Do not use this river route when the river is in flood or when there has been sustained rainfall in the area. Use the Big Bend Track instead.
Follow the Orongorongo River upstream past Big Bend, crossing the river as required. Continue past the large shingle fan of Goat Stream which enters on the true left.
Approximately 1 km further up stream, the entrance to Haurangi Hut is marked with a sign and a large orange and red triangle on the true right.
At this point you rejoin the Big Bend Track. Follow the red triangles for another 50 m to a turn off and climb up to Haurangi Hut.
Time: 1 hr
The Big Bend Track from Turere Bridge avoids the river crossings and should be used at times of high river flow.
Follow the track upstream for 1 hr until you reach the sign for Haurangi Hut (10 m before the bridge over Haurangi Stream).
A track to the left is marked with red triangles and the hut is visible through the trees.
NZTopo50 map sheet: BQ32
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1767076, N5422786
$100 sole occupancy
Bookings are essential – the hut is locked and requires an access code to open.
Book Haurangi Hut 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.
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.