Otutu Hut

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Manson Country, Kaweka Forest Park, North Island

(06) 834 3111

napier@doc.govt.nz

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Description

This hut is a comfortable base for many hunting opportunities and a tramping stop-over point for exploring the more remote areas of the Kaweka Forest Park. It is a standard six-bunk hut. Fees apply. Bookings not required - first come, first served. Facilities include; Wood / coal stove suitable for cooking Bench and seating forms Rainwater supply from tank Axe, shovel and broom Meat safe Long drop style toilet Getting there Helicopter The helipad is located 30 metres immediately uphill from 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 north climbing up to Mt Manson (1448 metres altitude). The track turns west before crossing Manson Creek to arrive at Otutu Hut. Rocks Ahead Hut (2.5 3.5 hr) From Rocks Ahead Hut the track steeply ascends up onto Spion Kop where a poled route leads west to reach a track junction with the route from Manson Hut. From here, the track swings right and drops into the beech forest and semi-circles around to Otutu Hut. It passes over an open sub-alpine area with extensive views across to the national park. Caution is advised when travelling in this area, especially the open tops, when poor visibility is often accompanied by high winds and cold temperatures. Tramping Please Note: Otutu Hut no longer has a northerly access to the Ngaruroro River from Ngaawapurua Hut. This track was closed in 2002. Tramping routes are either to Rocks Ahead Hut in the east or to Manson Hut and onto to Kiwi Mouth Hut in the south. 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: -39.273488 Lng: 176.232997

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