Parks Peak Hut: Ruahine Ranges

Map Coordinates: NZTM2000-BK37 788-030
Outlook: Located in a clearing at about 1300 m.   The hut was built in 2008.   A hut on the tops that is relatively easy 2-3 hours to get to via Sentry Box track and Mangleton Road end, or 4-5 hours from Makaroro Base (Whakarara Road).   It is a handy staging point for long trips in the northern Ruahines. Snow can be quite deep in June-August at times.
Number of Bunks: 6
Maintained by: DOC
Cooking Facilities: Stainless steel bench + water tank outside.
Heating: Wood heater (beech tends not to burn that well), but the hut is cosy and double glazed.
History: This replaces the old Forest Service hut that was located 50m away.

Parks Peak Hut
Topo image of Northern Ruahines