This is a serviced 14-bunk hut in the Wellington region. The hut is on the far side of 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


  • Category


  • Bookings

Bookings required


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

About this hut

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

Raukawa Hut is on a river terrace on the east side of the Orongorongo River - wet feet are part of the adventure. Check river levels before crossing.

Facilities provided:

  • gas cooking, crockery, pots and cooking utensils
  • wood heating with wet back for hot shower
  • cold tap water
  • flush toilet

You need to bring:

  • candles or torches for lighting
  • matches or lighter
  • toilet paper

Getting there

Raukawa Hut is a 2 hour walk via the Orongorongo Track.

Turere Bridge (end of Orongorongo Track) to Raukawa Hut

Time: 10 min

From the picnic area and toilet near the bridge, cross to the true left of the Orongorongo River following the markers. Walk downstream for about 250 m, passing the Tararua Tramping Club hut on the way. Raukawa Hut is clearly marked with alarge orange triangle, sign and can be seen in the bush from the river.


NZTopo50 map sheet: BQ32
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1765276, N5421186


$130 sole occupancy


2020/2021 bookings

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

Bookings are required all year.

Book Raukawa Hut online.

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

 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 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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