Kiwi Mouth Hut


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Ngaruroro River, Kaweka Forest Park, North Island

(06) 834 3111


Kiwi Mouth Hut is an ideal tramping stopover point for access into the southern area of Manson Country. It is a standard four-bunk hut located in Kaweka Forest Park. Fees apply. Bookings not required - first come, first served. Facilities include; Creek water supply (Kiwi Creek) Open fireplace Meat safe Long drop style toilet Getting there Helicopter The helipad is directly in front of the hut. Flight availability and costs can be obtained from helicopter concessionaires in the central North Island. Walking Manson Hut (2.5 3.5 hr) From Manson Hut, a marked track heads south along an open ridge passing a high point (1311 metres) and then begins to steadily descend to reach the Ngaruroro River. The river is crossed by a swingbridge to reach Kiwi Mouth Hut (allow 3 4 hours for a reverse trip). Caution should be applied to travel in this area, especially the open tops, when poor visibility is often accompanied by high winds and cold temperatures. Kiwi Saddle Hut (2 3 hr) From Kiwi Saddle Hut there are two approaches one is much steeper than the other. Both tracks utilise the first portion of a west leading track. After approximately 1 kilometre the track forks. The commonly used track is the right fork that drops down quickly over 400 metres into Kiwi Creek and follows the creek down to Kiwi Mouth Hut. The other track is used when Kiwi Creek is in flood. This track is longer and is very steep as it descends into the Ngaruroro River valley. During wet weather, the steepness of this track can make for very slippery conditions and caution should be applied to negotiating this track in adverse weather. Some additional time should be allowed (at least 30 minutes) for this track . Both of the tracks from Kiwi Saddle are also accessed by the track coming north from Cameron Hut. Kiwi Mouth can also be reached from Back Ridge Bivvy (7.3 km to the north of Kiwi Mouth Hut) Tramping The location of Kiwi Mouth Hut offers tra

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