Turere Lodge

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This is a serviced 32-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
32 bunk beds

About this hut

The hut is locked – refer to your booking confirmation for how to obtain the access code.

It sleeps 32 in 4 bunk rooms with 8 bunks in each of the rooms: Kea, Kiwi, Kokopu and Kapowai. Each bunk room is sole occupancy.

Facilities provided:

  • shared kitchen and living area
  • gas cooking, 4 x 2 ring burners
  • pots, pans, crockery and cooking utensils
  • cold tap water
  • wood burner heating 
  • containment toilets
  • candle holders

You need to bring:

  • Sleeping bag and personal equipment
  • Candles, headlamp or torch for lighting
  • Matches or lighter
  • Toilet paper

Getting there

Turere Lodge is a 2 hr 30 min walk via the Orongorongo Track. Then from Turere Bridge at the end of the Orongorongo Track, follow the Big Bend Track for a further 30 min (1.2 km) or walk up the river bed. The river route involves multiple river crossings – do not use it when the river is in flood or when there has been lots of rainfall in the area.


NZTopo50 map sheet: BQ32
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1766037, N5422118


$80 per sole occupancy bunk room.


2020/2021 bookings

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

Bookings are required all year. Book well in advance - this is a popular hut.

Book Turere Lodge online

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

 If this hut isn't available, 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
Email:   wellingtonvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   18 - 32 Manners Street
Postal Address:   PO Box 10420
The Terrace
Wellington 6143
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