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Whangaehu Hut

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East Side, Mt Ruapehu

 

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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 road end, 15m marker pole close to the hut.

Hut is not locked. If you have a 4WD and want access through the locked gate, there is a $20 key deposit.

 

Facilities:

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

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 possible.

Contact: Richard Knott ph 027 3486657, or email. The hut is open, so can’t be reserved, but by contacting Richard 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:

Point Location:

POINT(175.5888176 -39.28243021)

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

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