Located in Catchpool Valley & Ōrongorongo Valley and Remutaka Forest Park in the Wellington/Kapiti region
IntroductionThis is a serviced 10-bunk hut in the Wellington region. The hut is locked and must be booked in advance to gain access.
This is a popular site so book well in advance.
Easy walk from road end
- Toilets - non-flush
- Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
This hut is sole occupancy and locked – refer to your booking confirmation for how to obtain the access code.
- cooker, pots, pans, crockery and cooking utensils
- cold tap water
- wood heating
- composting toilet
You need to bring:
- candles or torches for lighting
- matches or lighter
- toilet paper
The fees are for up to 10 people.
- Weekdays: $105 per night
- Weekends* (Friday or Saturday): $125 per night
- Peak: (23 December – 16 January): $125 per night
*Weekend pricing only applies October – April.
Fees from 1 July 2023
The fees are for up to 10 people.
- Off-peak (9 February – 25 December): $115 per night
- Peak (26 December – 08 February): $140 per night
Backcountry Hut Passes and Backcountry Hut Tickets cannot be used at this hut.
Bookings are open for stays up to 30 June 2023.
Bookings for the 2023/24 season have been delayed. Check here on 14 June 2023 when we will announce the new booking opening dates.
All bookings operate on a first-come first-served basis. We do not operate waiting lists for bookings for future seasons, or currently booked-out facilities.
The hut is locked and requires an access code to open. You get this access code after you book.
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.
Your hut booking is for any bunk bed, not for a specific bunk bed – select your bunk bed on arrival.
It's a 3 hour walk via the Ōrongorongo and Big Bend Tracks to get to Huaruangi Hut.
Turere Bridge (end of Ōrongorongo Track) to Haurangi Hut via Ōrongorongo River
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 Ōrongorongo 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.
Turere Bridge (end of Ōrongorongo Track) to Haurangi Hut via Big Bend Track
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.
Tracks to this hut
Big Bend TrackLocated in Catchpool Valley & Ōrongorongo Valley and Remutaka Forest ParkThe Big Bend Track follows the Ōrongorongo River and connects the Ōrongorongo Track with the Whakanui Track.2 alertsDuration 1 hr 30 min one way from turere bridgeDifficulty Intermediate
Ōrongorongo TrackLocated in Catchpool Valley & Ōrongorongo Valley and Remutaka Forest ParkThis popular, easy walk passes through different forest types and has swimming holes at the end of the track - it's ideal for families.2 alertsDuration 2 hr one wayDifficulty Easy
NZTopo50 map sheet: BQ32
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1767076, N5422786
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.
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