Mangatepopo Hut

#1 - 1st January 2012 This hut is particularly special (at least to me) as it is the hut that launched my passion and is where it all began 🙂 It's a top hut too, located on one of the busiest stretches of track you'll find in New Zealand and for good reason. The volcanic landscape of… Continue reading Mangatepopo 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)

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)

Oturere Hut (Flashback)

#3 - 15th March 2012 Located in the Tongariro National Park along one of New Zealands  great walks known as the 'Tongariro Northern Circuit'. It sleeps 26 and must be booked during the great walk season of October - May. During the great walk season gas cookers and a hut warden will be at the hut. The heating… Continue reading Oturere Hut (Flashback)

Waihohonu Hut – Historic (Flashback)

#4 - 16th March 2012 Located in the Tongariro National Park this is an amazing little hut of the past which has been left preserved and you can even go inside to take a look around. It was built in 1904 and retired to its historic status on the completion of a new Waihohonu Hut in… Continue reading Waihohonu Hut – Historic (Flashback)