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East Side, Mt Ruapehu

Huts are open and operating under COVID19 Alert Level 2 conditions. Check the government website for the latest information on levels and restrictions.

Keeping yourself and others safe

It’s important that visitors take responsibility for their own Covid-19 hygiene and safety:

  • If you are sick, stay home.
  • If you have cold or flu symptoms, call your doctor or Healthline and get tested.
  • Wash your hands, thoroughly and often, using soap you carry with you.
  • Keep track of where you have been. Complete the hut book and take a photo for your records.

Summary:

This mountaineers hut is located high up beside the Whangaehu valley on the slopes on the active volcano Mt Ruapehu. It is a great location for climbing, ski touring and generally exploring this remote area of the Tongariro National Park.

 

Location:

At 2080m, above the Whangaehu River, east side of Mt Ruapehu, Tongariro National Park.
Detailed map below.

 

Access:

Off Desert Rd to Tukino Skifield, then 1.5hrs on poled/cairned route from the road end, 15m marker pole close to the hut.

The hut is not locked. If you have a 4WD and want access through the locked gate, there is a $20 key deposit (see under bookings).

 

Facilities:

4 double bunks with mattresses (so can sleep 8), water tank, some utensils.

Non-flush toilet only. Poo pots recommended.

Fees:

Fees are payable here, or to the NZAC National Office, PO Box 786, Christchurch 8140. Rates as from 1 November 2013.

Members $10 per night
Non-members $20 per night

 

Bookings:

No bookings are possible.

Contact: Len Caley 021 534 251 or email. The hut is open, so can’t be reserved, but by contacting Len first, you will be able to gain access through the ski-field locked gate and get an idea of who else may be using the hut at a given time.

The Auckland Section of NZAC often runs courses and trips in this area. To find out more, please check out their section page.

 

Location map:

Topo Map

 

Point Location:

POINT(175.5888176 -39.28243021)

NZTopo50: BJ34 233 487
NZMS260 (old): T20 333 103

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