IntroductionThis is a 10-bunk bunkroom associated with Whakahoro Campsite located on the Whanganui Journey in the Whanganui region.
Easy walk from road end
This historic building has been converted into a bunkroom associated with the Whakahoro Campsite. It has bunks and mattresses but no heating or cooking facilities. Use the nearby shelters to prepare meals.
If you are using the bunkroom in connection with the Whanganui Journey you need to book your bunk bed using the online booking system and you should check the fees and conditions page. If you are not using it as part of the Whanganui Journey then the fee is $10.
Backcountry Hut Passes can only be used in this hut from 1 May to 30 September.
Backcountry Hut Passes cannot be used from 1 October to 30 April.
Tracks to this hut
Mangapurua/Kaiwhakauka TrackLocated in Whanganui National ParkThe Mangapurua and Kaiwhakauka Tracks are two stages of the Mountains to Sea Cycle Trail. The two tracks have various entry/exit options1 alertDuration 2 - 3 daysDifficulty Advanced
Whanganui JourneyLocated in Whanganui National ParkExplore the scenic Whanganui River by paddling down it through a landscape of remote hills and bush clad valleys. This trip is suitable for people with good fitness and confidence with a canoe.DurationDifficulty
NZTopo50 map sheet: BJ32
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1779067, N5669114
- Boil, filter or treat water – water from tap is not treated.
- No cellphone coverage on the Whanganui River.
- Wasps are a known hazard and are particularly common from January until May. Carry antihistamines if you’re allergic to their stings.
You won’t be charged for staying an extra night at a campsite or hut due to high river levels – don’t canoe the river when water levels are predicted to rise or flooded.