Powell Hut

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Introduction

This is a serviced 28-bunk hut in the Wairarapa area.

Hut overview

Category

  • Category
Serviced

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings required

Facilities

  • Cooking
  • Heating
  • Mattresses
28 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

Location

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

Fees

  • 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
Masterton
Postal Address:   PO Box 191
Masterton 5840

Bookings

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.

Contacts

Kapiti Wellington Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 4 384 7770
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   wellingtonvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   18 - 32 Manners Street
Wellington
6011
Postal Address:   PO Box 10420
The Terrace
Wellington 6143
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