| Purity Hut: Ruahine Ranges |
| Map Coordinates: || NZTM2000-BK36 615-876 |
|Outlook: ||Just above bushline at 1350 m with direct access onto tops. Completely new hut erected 2006. Reached after about 2-4 hrs from Kawhatau flats, after a steep 300m climb over farmland (poled route), then a good track in the bush leads to the hut. Access continues onto the Hikurangi Range via Wooden Peg and Iron Peg to Mangaweka - the highest point in the Ruahine Ranges. Finding the hut in dense mist can be tricky while descending the spur from the tops. |
You must phone the landowner to get prior permission to access the Purity Hut track. Contact Richard Gorringe on +64 6 3825856.
Please consider going elsewhere during lambing (1 September to 31 October).
| Number of Bunks: || 6 |
| Maintained by: || DOC |
| Cooking Facilities: || Work bench Tank water |
| Heating: || Woodburning stove, but fuel supply problematical - mostly leatherwood/scrub |
| History: ||Origins go back to 1920s, then NZFS built previous hut in 1970s in bush edge 50m below current site. || |