Pourangaki Hut: Ruahine Ranges

Map Coordinates: NZTM2000-BL36 635-834
Outlook: Located in a clearing below a spur on true left well above Pourangaki River at 850 m. A pleasant spot amongst the beech forest.  Not so often visited, especially in winter.  Tracks from the hut lead north via a swingbridge onto the Hawkes Bay Range and south onto the Whanahuia Range, travel further up the river is possible but scrub and waterfalls are obstacles to the tops. Access to track is over farmland which may be restricted, especially during lambing. Check with DOC, or be prepared to take the high (Purity) route.
Number of Bunks: 2 large sleeping platforms for 8
Maintained by: DOC
Cooking Facilities: Wood stove + smalltank water but water might need to be boiled as quality can be poor.
Heating: Wood stove
History: Formerly of NZFS 6 bunker 1960s origin and renovated in early 1990s.

Pourangaki Hut
Topo image of Northern Ruahines