Atiwhakatu Hut is a great destination for families and first time trampers.
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 planned to open in May 2021, for stays that require bookings from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022. The specific date that bookings will open will be added to this page, at least two weeks prior to the date.
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.
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.
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.
NZTopo50 map sheet: BP34
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1806817, N5472972
These huts in Tararua Forest Park can be reached within a 6 hour walk from a road end, making them suitable for overnight or weekend trips.
October - April: Volunteers are needed during peak times at several different huts in the Tararua Forest Park.