Iron Gate Hut: Ruahine Ranges

Map Coordinates: NZTM2000-BL36 613-759
Outlook: Located at 700m amongst beech forest on terrace beside Oroua River.  Nice spot for weekend tramps or for a day trip.  Oroua River can be difficult to cross when high.
Number of Bunks: Two platforms sleep 8 - 10.
Maintained by: DOC
Cooking Facilities: Wood stove, water tank or river.
Heating: Wood stove
History: Built by NZFS as 6 bunker in 1960s. Extensively remodeled and refurbished by DOC in early 1990s.  A handy staging post for a variety of tops trips - either onto Tunupo or to Whanahuia Range - or progressing up river to Triangle Hut and beyond.

Iron Gate hut location
Topo image of Northern Ruahines