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

Pay at the time of booking.

Backcountry Hut Passes can be used at this hut. To pay with your Backcountry Hut Pass, create/update your account on our booking system. Under 'Apply for a discount', select 'Backcountry Hut Pass Holder' and upload a scan of your pass. Once we've verified your pass, it will automatically be applied when you make a booking.


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


Bookings are required all year. For more information about you can expect as a 'booked' and 'non-booked' hut user, see Booking huts on the Mt Holdsworth - Jumbo Circuit.

Book Atiwhakatu Hut online


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

Your hut booking is for any bunk bed, not for a specific bunk bed – select your bunk bed on arrival.


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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