Bookings not required - first come, first served
Tutuwai hut sits alongside the Tauherenikau River.
Before you go, buy 1 Serviced Hut Ticket (green) or 3 Standard Hut Tickets (blue for adults, yellow for youth) for each night's stay. Put these in the honesty box at the hut. Or buy a Backcountry Hut Pass for unlimited use at most Serviced and Standard huts for a 6 or 12 month period.
Tutuwai is a popular hut on the Holdsworth - Kaitoke Track and can be reached from either Waiohine or Marchant Roads.
NZTopo50 map sheet: BP33
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1795505, N5457535
October - April: Volunteers are needed during peak times at several different huts in the Tararua Forest Park.
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.
Auckland and parts of the Waikato are at Level 3. DOC huts and campsites are closed in these regions. The rest of New Zealand is at Level 2.