Central Whirinaki Hut


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Lower Whirinaki Track, Whirinaki Forest Park, North Island.

(07) 307 2770




Central Whirinaki is the gateway to Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tne. It is the most popular hut in the Whirinaki and has been extended to accommodate more people. It is a serviced 25-bunk hut. Fees apply. Bookings not required - first come, first served. Facilities include heating, mattresses, non-flush toilets and water (not treated - boil before use). This hut doesn't have a constant supply of firewood. Central Whirinaki Hut is a large 25 bunk hut with a few living area platforms and a large kitchen area with a good fire. It's tucked into a clearing of beech trees alongside the Whirinaki River. It is the only serviced hut on the Whirinaki circuit and surrounding areas circuit known as the Te Hoe Circuit. You can reach it from Plateau Road (Taupo end) or River Road (near Murupara). This is a popular overnight alternative on the Whirinaki Track. The track follows a very smooth path with views of the Whirinaki River with crystal clear waters and sightings of the whio (blue duck) as well as the sound of tui and robins. There are amazing podocarp trees that include rimu, ttara, matai and miro. Sited in a large grassy clearing on the Whirinaki River, Central Whirinaki Hut is the gateway to Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tne. It is the most spacious hut in the Whirinaki. Getting there 4hr 45min from River Road Carpark 3hrs from Plateau Carpark The track to Central Whirinaki Hut is a good standard, making for quick and easy travel. From Verns Camp the track follows high above the river giving some birds-eye views. Beware of ongaonga (stinging nettle). Before you go, buy 2 Standard Hut Tickets for each night's stay at the hut, or 1 Standard Hut Ticket for each night's stay at the campsite. Or buy a Backcountry Hut Pass for unlimited use at most Serviced and Standard huts/campsites in a 6 or 12 month period.

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Lat: -38.770756 Lng: 176.653102

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