Barlow Hut


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Barlow Track, Ruahine Forest Park, North Island.

(06) 350 9700


This is a standard eight-bunk hut Located in Ruahine Forest Park in the Hawke's Bay region. Fees apply. Bookings not required - first come, first served. The hut offers platform bunks with 8 mattresses, stream water supply, a woodburner for heating and non-flush toilets. Barlow Hut can be accessed from the Wakarara Roadend. This is approximately 75km from Napier. Turn onto Wakarara Road from SH50 and follow for approximately 26.5km to the end of Wakarara Road. Continue along the road past the Parks Peak Station sign to the carpark, indicated by DOC signs. Park to the left of the road at the indicated area, before the gate. Please park well off the road and be mindful of farming operations that are being carried out. From the carpark, follow a poled route (marked with orange track markers) for approximately 500m along the farmers fence line and through a paddock down to the river. Head upstream past the Gold Creek junction and the Colenso Spur track. Barlow Hut is a further 30 minutes upstream on the true right (2-3 hours, 7km). Before you go, buy 1 Standard Hut Ticket (blue for adults, yellow for youth) for each night's stay. Put this in the honesty box at the hut. Or buy a Backcountry Hut Pass that gives unlimited use at most Standard and Serviced huts for a 6 or 12-month period.

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Lat: -39.7144 Lng: 176.212195

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