Pororari Hut

Image: Hilary Peal | DOC


This is a 20-bunk Great Walk hut on the Paparoa Track.

Hut overview


  • Category
Great Walk


  • Bookings

Bookings required


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

About this hut

Perched high above the ancient native bush, Pororari Hut boasts stunning 360 degree views including the Lone Hand and out to the Tasman sea.

A hut ranger is based at the hut in the summer.  As well as checking bookings, they are able to provide information about the track and weather.

If you are lucky enough to see kea, please don’t feed them. 

Getting there

  • Moonlight Tops Hut: 5–7 hr walk, 4–5 hr ride (19.1 km)
  • Pororari River car park: 4–5 hr walk (16 km)
  • Waikori Road car park: 2 hr 30 min – 3 hr 30 min ride (17.1 km)


NZTopo50 map sheet: BT20
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1469897, N5330060


  • Adult (18+ years): $45 per night
  • Child (17 years and under): free but booking still required



Paparoa National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 731 1895
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   paparoavc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   4294 Coast Road
RD 1
Runanga 7873
Postal Address:   4294 Coast Road
RD 1
Runanga 7873
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