Middle Hill Hut


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Makahu Road, Kaweka Forest Park, North Island

(06) 834 3111




Located in the north eastern Kaweka Forest Park, Middle Hill Hut is situated in a flat, sheltered site at 980m. It is a standard 6-bunk hut. Fees apply. Bookings not required - first come, first served. There is space for camping outside the hut. Facilities include heating, mattresses, non-flush toilets and water (not treated - boil before use). Getting there Walking Makahu Road (2.5 3 hr) From Makahu Road, a marked track climbs south west for 2 hours and then follows an undulating route across flat scrubland terraces for a further 30 45 minutes (5 km). Kaweka Road Makahu Saddle Carpark (3 hr) From Makahu Saddle carpark a marked tracked passes Kaweka Flats Bivouac (1 hour) to reach Middle Hill Hut (5.7 km). Tramping Middle Hill Hut is ideally located for a day or weekend tramp. Trampers often make a semi-circular trip from Makahu Saddle via Middle Hill and out to Makahu Road as an over-nighter with suitable transportation arranged for drop-off and pick-up. A round trip over Whetu (at the northern end of the main range) and down past Makino Hut or Te Puia Lodge is also a popular trip this trip offers extensive views from the main range tops. 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: -39.227214 Lng: 176.426549

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