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.
You need to bring:
Raukawa Hut is a 2 hour walk via the Orongorongo Track.
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
Bookings are essential – the hut is locked and requires an access code to open.
Book Raukawa 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.