Haurangi Hut

Image: Laura Honey | DOC


This 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 hut so book well in advance.

Hut overview

Easy walk from road end

1-3 hours


  • Category


  • Bookings

Bookings required


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

About this hut

This hut is sole occupancy and locked – refer to your booking confirmation for how to obtain the access code.

Facilities provided:

  • 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

Getting there

It's a 3 hour walk via the Orongorongo and Big Bend Tracks to get to Huaruangi Hut.

Turere Bridge (end of Orongorongo Track) to Haurangi Hut via Orongorongo 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 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.

Turere Bridge (end of Orongorongo 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.


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.

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
Email:   wellingtonvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   18 - 32 Manners Street
Postal Address:   PO Box 10420
The Terrace
Wellington 6143
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