Atiwhakatu Hut

Image: Bev Bacon | DOC


This is a standard 26-bunk hut in the Wairarapa area.

Hut overview

Easy walk from road end

1-3 hours


  • Category


  • Bookings

Bookings required


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

About this hut

Atiwhakatu Hut is a great destination for families and first time trampers.

Getting there

Atiwhakatu Hut is within easy reach of Holdsworth roadend, approximately 15 minutes drive from Masterton. Turn off State Highway 2 onto Norfolk Road, 2 km south of Masterton. This is signposted and there is a timber processing plant on the corner. Follow Norfolk Road for about 15 km to Holdsworth road end.

From the car park, follow the Atiwhakatu Track along Atiwhakatu Stream.

Approximate times from nearest road and huts


NZTopo50 map sheet: BP34
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1806817, N5472972


  • Adult (18+ years): $5 per night
  • Youth (11 - 17 years): $2.50 per night
  • Child/Infant: (0 - 10 years): free

Fees are paid at the time of booking. If you want to use a Backcountry Hut Pass, contact the Whakaoriori/ Masterton Office.


From 2019, bookings will be available all year.

Book online or contact the Kapiti Wellington Visitor Centre.

For more information, including what you can expect as a 'booked' and 'non-booked' hut user, see Booking huts on the Mt Holdsworth - Jumbo Circuit.


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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