Rangiwahia Hut: Ruahine Ranges

Map Coordinates: NZTM2000-BL36 581-800
Outlook: Just above scrubline at 1300 m with unhindered access onto tops. The well benched track from the car park was established in the 1930s for servicing the Rangiwahia Ski Club. (A rope tow was established above the current hut. A few relics still exist!)  The track detours via a zig-zag (completed as part of a major track upgrade in 2014) around a major active slip before crossing a wooden arch bridge (opened by Rt Hon. Helen Clark) over an impressive ravine.  In winter, snow is often encountered beyond the bridge.  A sidle and zig-zag continues, gaining height before crossing a small stream (now bridged) in the leatherwood zone and then sidles out onto the top of the spur at the hut.  Time 1-30 to 2 hrs.
Number of Bunks: 12
Maintained by: DOC
Cooking Facilities: Gas + sink + tank water
Heating: Gas
History: Formerly the site of Rangiwahia Ski Club Hut and more recently site of PNTMC's hut. Previous hut was demolished to make way for current DOC facility. There is a DOC booking scheme to secure a bunk on this link.

Rangiwahia Hut
Topo image of Northern Ruahines
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