Powell Hut

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This is a serviced 32-bunk hut in the Wairarapa area.

Hut overview


  • Category


  • Bookings

Bookings required


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

About this hut

Getting there

Powell Hut can be accessed via Holdsworth Road end and is on the popular Mt Holdsworth - Jumbo Circuit.

2 km south of Masterton, turn off SH2 into Norfolk Road, which turns into Mt Holdsworth Road. Follow signs to Tararua Forest Park, about 15 km from SH2.

Approximate times from nearest road and huts


NZTopo50 map sheet: BP34
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1804184, N5471183


  • Adult (18+ years): $15 per night
  • Youth (11 - 17 years): $7.50 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:

Whakaoriori / Masterton Office
Phone:   +64 6 377 0700
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   masterton@doc.govt.nz
Address:   220 South Road
Postal Address:   PO Box 191
Masterton 5840


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.

Know before you go

  • Dogs are not allowed in backcountry huts.
  • Hunters must comply with the Arms Code.
  • Any disorderly conduct will not be tolerated and will be handled in conjunction with the local police.


Kapiti Wellington Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 4 384 7770
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   wellingtonvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   18 - 32 Manners Street
Postal Address:   PO Box 10420
The Terrace
Wellington 6143
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