Pakituhi Hut | Hawea Conservation Area

After the 1000 m or so climb to get here from Lake Hawea the sight of Pakituhi Hut would be welcome for many. Built in 2011 to fill the gap for Te Araroa the hut already seems too small but if less than completely full is cosy enough.

This hut, at 1380 m above sea level, is one of the highest on Te Araroa and being in Tussockland has no heating.

For some reason there are no decent campsites in the vicinity due to the slope and tussock.

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category . . . standard hut

hut fee . . . 1 hut ticket or backcountry hut pass, free to camp although there are few nearby places to pitch a tent

elevation . . . 1380 m

bunks . . . 8, on two platforms

built . . . 2011

heating . . . none

water . . . tap above sink on verandah, from rainwater tank

toilet . . . longdrop

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