This is a popular hut so book well in advance.
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.
You need to bring:
The fees per room and are for up to 8 people.
*Weekend pricing only applies October – April.
Bookings are open for stays from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022.
Bookings are required all year. Book well in advance - this is a popular hut.
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.
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
Auckland, Northland and parts of the Waikato are at Level 3. DOC huts and campsites are closed in these regions. The rest of New Zealand is at Level 2.