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:
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.
Bookings are essential – the hut is locked and requires an access code to open.
Book Turere Lodge 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.