Bookings not required - first come, first served
Before you go, buy 1 Standard Hut Ticket (blue for adults, yellow for youth) for each night's stay. Put this in the honesty box at the hut. Or buy a Backcountry Hut Pass that gives unlimited use at most Standard and Serviced huts for a 6 or 12 month period.
Carkeek Hut is in a remote area in the middle of the Tararua Forest Park.
Tarn Ridge Hut: via Tarn Ridge: 5 hr
NZTopo50 map sheet: BN33
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1802185, N5481685
Eligible people must be fully vaccinated to use DOC accommodation.