Stone Hut | Kahurangi National Park

Stone Hut was originally located adjacent to the Wangapeka River but was dragged up to higher ground to avoid flooding. In the 1980s the hut was substantially extended and renovated.

Plenty of north facing windows give the hut a cheery atmosphere, at least when the sun is shining.

This might be one of the best places in New Zealand to observe a whio/blue duck, that’s the endangered bird depicted on the New Zealand $10 note. It seems there is often a pair just down by the junction of Stone Creek.

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category . . . standard hut

hut fee . . . 1 hut ticket or backcountry hut pass, free to camp

elevation . . . 680 m

bunks . . . 10

built . . . 1962, relocated and extended early 1980s

heating . . . firebox

water . . . bucket and 10 m walk to flowing stream, 60m to river

toilet . . . 1 x longdrop

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