Waiuta Lodge | Waiuta historic village

Waiuta Lodge is smack in the middle of the old gold mining town of Waiuta, which was the basis for one of New Zealand’s most productive gold mines. Some historic buildings remain, but this isn’t one of them.

The New Zealand Forest Service restored the old hospital in 1985, but it burned down before completion, so they built this structure the following year.

It needs to be booked, and it’s locked. Mostly used by school groups, etc, and has facilities to suit.

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category . . . serviced hut, requires booking

hut fee . . . Adult: $17 per night
Child/youth: (5 to 17 years): $8.50 per night
Under 5: free
School and education groups are entitled to a 50% discount.

Backcountry Hut Passes and Backcountry Hut Tickets cannot be used at this hut.

elevation . . . 355 m

bunks . . . 24 mattresses

built . . . 1986

heating . . . none

water . . . tap above kitchen sink from rainwater tanks

toilet . . . Separate toilet block with hot showers and flush toilets

facilities . . . Full kitchen with electric oven, pots, pans, cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery

Fridge/freezer Hot water, from zip (wall-mounted unit) Electric heating 

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