Washpool Hut


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Washpool Creek, Aorangi Forest Park, North Island.

(04) 384 7770




This is a standard six-bunk hut located in Aorangi Forest Park in the Wairarapa region. Fees apply. Bookings not required - first come, first served. Facilities include wood burner heating, mattresses, non-flush toilets and water from a stream. Washpool Hut is the nearest hut to the Putangirua Pinnacles. Approximate times from nearest road and hut: Cape Palliser Road via Aorangi Crossing: 45 hr (10 km) Cape Palliser Road via stream bed: 3 hr 30 min (9 km). Permission required from Mr D.L. McIlraith, +64 6 307 7823 Pararaki Hut: 2 hr 30 min - 3 hr 30 min (4.7 km) Tracks to the hut: Aorangi Crossing. 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: -41.477169 Lng: 175.292452

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