Mangahao Flats Hut

#55 - 1st October 2015 Located in the Tararua Forest Park, this brilliant hut is nestled up on a terrace alongside the Mangahao River. You can either access it from the Mangahao Upper No.1 Reservoir behind Shannon, or by dropping down into the valley from Te Matawai Hut. The hut has an awesome woodburner and 16 bunks… Continue reading Mangahao Flats Hut


Mangaehuehu Hut (Flashback)

#31 - 31st December 2013 The Mangaehuehu Hut is situated on Mt Ruapehu's  'Round the Mountain Track' in the Tongariro National Park. The hut sits at an altitude of 1285m, holding 18 people with a good fireplace. It even comes complete with its own can crusher (located out the back), so don't be afraid of carrying the old traditional canned food… Continue reading Mangaehuehu Hut (Flashback)

Coldwater Hut (Flashback)

#36 - 18th April 2014 This pretty wee hut is located on the edge of Lake Rotoiti, in Nelson Lakes National Park. It's a lesser visited hut just off the Travers Sabine Circuit as most people will tend to stay at Lakehead Hut. I think its well worth the 15 - 30 minute detour to… Continue reading Coldwater Hut (Flashback)

Peach Cove Hut (Flashback)

#45 - 2nd February 2015 This picturesque wee hut is perched amoungst the bush at Peach Cove just above the beach. Its located in the Bream Head Scenic Reserve at Whangarei Heads. The hut holds 8 people with a large picnic table atop a lovely decking area. It is a bookable hut with a combination lock on it so you need… Continue reading Peach Cove Hut (Flashback)

Rangipo Hut (Flashback)

#30 - 30th December 2013 Theres no other way to describe it but that this hut is in a league of its own. It is set in amongst a surreal moonscape setting in the Tongariro National Park and has expansive views over the desert road area out to the Kaimanawas. Be prepared for an incredibly beautiful sunrise worth getting up for! The hut… Continue reading Rangipo Hut (Flashback)

Island Gully Hut (Flashback)

#21 - 25th November 2012 This cracker gem of a hut is in the Molesworth Station located between St Arnaud and Hanmer Springs. Its a small hut holding 4 people in two bunks with a fire. It has an amazing view from the front door. Also accessible by bike or car, it is just down from Island Saddle -… Continue reading Island Gully Hut (Flashback)

Kirwans Hut (Flashback)

#24 - 10th August 2013 Kirwans Hut is located in the Victoria Forest Park on the West Coast of the South Island near Reefton. It's a brilliantly warm hut with its double glazing and coal fire. It holds 12 people on platform sleeping areas and has a good sized living area and a cracker view… Continue reading Kirwans Hut (Flashback)