Pororari Hut

Image: Hilary Peal | DOC

Introduction

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

Hut overview

Category

  • Category
Great Walk

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings required

Facilities

  • 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)

Location

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

Fees

New Zealand citizens, those ordinarily resident in New Zealand*:

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

International visitors:

  • Adult (18+ years): $45 per person, per night
  • Child (17 years and under): $22.50 per person, per night

* New Zealand rates:

  • "Ordinarily resident in New Zealand" means those:
    • who hold a residence class, student or work visa; and
    • who have lived in New Zealand for six of the previous 12 months; and
    • for whom New Zealand is their primary place of established residence.
  • Proof of eligibility will be required for the New Zealand rate - see acceptable eligibility proof.

Bookings

Contacts

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