IntroductionThis is a standard 12-bunk hut in the Hawke's Bay region.
- Toilets - non-flush
- Water from stream
Daphne Hut is on a river terrace, 50 m from Tukituki River.
Daphne Hut was built by the Takapau Lions Club in 1986, with support from the Department of Conservation.
- Adult (18+ years): $10 per night
- Youth (5–17 years): $5 per night
- Child/Infant (0–4 years): free
Before you go, buy 1 Standard Hut Ticket (blue for adults, yellow for youth) for each night's stay. Put this in the honesty box at the hut. Or buy a Backcountry Hut Pass that gives unlimited use at most Standard and Serviced huts for a 6 or 12 month period.
Mill Road: 8 km via Tukituki River (not recommended when river levels are high)
Around 100 km for Napier or Palmerston North, turn off SH50 onto Makaretu Road, then into Mill Road – the first road on the left. Mill Road becomes gravel after approx. 7 km.
Kashmir Road: 2 to3 hr via Daphne Hut Track
Around 100 km from Napier or Palmerston North, turn off SH50 onto Makaretu Road, then into Mill Road – the first road on the left. Mill Road becomes gravel after 7 km – continue on for a further 4 km, then turn left into Kashmir Road. We recommend using a 4WD on Kashmir Road due to its steepness.
2 km past the park boundary a side road on the right drops down for 200 m to Moorcock Stream where the track begins.
Tracks to this hut
Kashmir Road tramping tracksLocated in Ruahine Forest ParkKashmir Road climbs far and high into Ruahine Forest Park and provides quick access to the high country. Daphne Hut, Awatere Hut and Longview Hut are all accessible by a track from the road.Duration 1 hr 30 min – 4 hrDifficulty Advanced
NZTopo50 map sheet: BL36
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1868400, N5576923