Ahuriri Base Hut | Ahuriri Conservation Park

Huts that can be accessed by four-wheel drives can be in poor repair, but Ahuriri Base Hut is an exception. It’s in surprisingly good nick, probably as it’s not as much used as its location suggests.

Hunters tend to venture further up the valley to the other three huts, or camp.

Mountain bikers can get to Hagen Hut on a day trip and may prefer more comfortable lodgings by returning to civilisation.

Nice setting in a beech forest, with plenty of firewood for the woodburner around due to nearby windfalls.

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category . . . standard hut

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

elevation . . . 810 m

bunks . . . 6 mattresses on bunks

built . . . the door sign states 1958, but someone thinks it may have in fact been early 1970s, later renovated with woodburner added

heating . . . wood burner

water . . . 500 litre rainwater tank and outdoor tap

toilet . . . longdrop

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