Mangamate Hut


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Mangamate Stream Track, Whirinaki Forest Park, North Island.

(07) 307 2770


Originally by the Mangamate Stream, the new standard nine-bunk hut is now high on a saddle with great views overlooking the Whirinaki. It is surrounded by podocarp forest. This is a standard nine-bunk hut in the Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tne Conservation Park in the East Coast region. Fees apply. Bookings not required - first come, first served. The hut contains nine bunks, a wood burning stove and a sink with running water outside at the end of the deck. Mangamate Hut is a great place to spend the night with plenty of birdlife on hand to keep you entertained. At night, glow worms can be spotted in the bank along the track leading to Mangamate Hut. A large grassy clearing at the forks marks the former location of the hut. The main route to Mangamate Hut is from the River Road car park. After an hour from the car park, a small footbridge across the Mangamate Stream is reached. Retrace your steps back to Taumutu Stream. Follow the Taumutu downstream to meet Kakaiti Stream. At the junction the track divides, the right branch heads up Kakaiti stream to Mangamate Hut. On climbing out of the stream and crossing a saddle, the track drops into Kakanui Stream. Follow the stream until it picks up the benched track which leads to the new Mangamate Hut site. The track is well marked with orange markers. 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: -38.755694 Lng: 176.689037

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