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This forum is for all things hut, bivouacs & shelter related, including photos & discussions on New Zealand's back country huts and shelters.
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Historic Huts Article NZ Geographic
Great article on NZ Historic Huts in latest issue of NZ Geographic, see here:
Or better still by the issue  Smiley

Started Sep 4th, 2019 at 1:36pm by Raptor
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By: XRhunter
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Mckinnon Wakelings and Ruahine Corner Huts
Hey Guys
I am trying to decide which out of Mckinnon Wakelings or Ruahine Corner hut to do a trip to, looking at google earth I like the look of the Mckinnon hut area as tops looks like it gives ...

Started Jul 10th, 2019 at 3:09pm by hogdog
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By: tararua60
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Cullers website
For those that are interested, a new deer cullers website at has been setup by the NZ Deer Cullers Inc. Has photos, history etc.

Started Mar 19th, 2008 at 6:46pm by Tararua Hunter (Ex Member)
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38 15330 Last Post Apr 26th, 2019 at 10:45am
By: cliff larsen
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North Ohau hut
Hi all,
Anyone on here been into nth Ohau hut lately?
I've never been in there and just keen on track/river info

Started Apr 25th, 2019 at 9:04pm by kiwiman
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Kauritatahi <---> Puketutu Hut Link-up via Old N/S Tracks
Hey all,
We recently visited Kauritatahi Hut (via Thompsons) & Puketutu Hut (in via the Waiwere Falls (Animal Grave etc) & then out via a somewhat tricky to follow Maurihoro Stream Farm Track/...

Started Mar 20th, 2019 at 5:53pm by harlansmart
3 1061 Last Post Mar 28th, 2019 at 11:52pm
By: RuahineRowan
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Ngamuwahine Hut
When is this new hut going to be finished, does anyone have any inside goss?
It's meant to be finished now but a few weeks ago it was still just a concrete pad.
(Looks like it's nicely si...

Started Mar 20th, 2019 at 5:56pm by harlansmart
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Stumble in Kaimanawas
Found a couple of nice bivvys in the Kaimanawas on Saturday.
Does anyone know how I can get hold of who built Stumble inn?

Started Jun 26th, 2018 at 8:51am by meathunter72
5 3338 Last Post Jul 28th, 2018 at 7:23pm
By: kune
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Salvation hut kaimais whakamaramara
Anybody know the history of this hut? got few cool pics of it unsure how to upload. Cool old hut although I'd rather sleep outside it😂 only a short stroll from carpark really. nice place to t...

Started Jan 29th, 2017 at 9:25am by Kane h
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By: Kane h
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Backcountry Trust
The Backcountry Trust exists to fund and enable work on publicly accessible facilities throughout New Zealand.  The trust has emerged from the Outdoor Recreation Consortium that was formed of a partne...

Started Feb 8th, 2018 at 8:24pm by HiTop
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By: HiTop
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Model DoC huts
Just wondering if someone could help to point me in the right direction - about a year or so ago I read an ad for a local guy making DoC model huts (I can't remember if this was in a magazin...

Started Jul 20th, 2017 at 7:29pm by chloelk
5 5403 Last Post Aug 2nd, 2017 at 9:32pm
By: chloelk
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Smith Stream, Ruahines
Walked into Smith Stream yesterday, parked up just above the Waipawa river on the farm entrance past Triplex Hut.
Took abit of a push into the hut and took the wife for her first look at a NZFS h...

Started Jun 4th, 2016 at 6:23pm by KaneoWSM
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By: 7mm08308
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Kaweka Bivouac???
Is "Kaweka Bivouac" near the Tutaekuri still there? I'm not talking about Kaweka flats bivouac. I cant find anything about it on the DOC website although its not on their list of removed huts. Ill be ...

Started Dec 8th, 2009 at 7:27pm by Aaron B
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By: reidpaulnz
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Tutaekuri hut
Anyone been into the Tutaekuri hut recently or planning to go? I have a contact to access from the Ahaura side and was planning a trip with some NI mates but will do a recce myself before they pitch u...

Started Feb 28th, 2012 at 11:33pm by Rockdoc
9 8489 Last Post Feb 2nd, 2017 at 1:28pm
By: reidpaulnz
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Tararua's - Burn Hut
Saturday’s weather forecast was good, with Friday’s shitty weather predicted to clear midday.  My wife and I decided to do a day trip to Burn Hut in the Tararua’s, behind Shannon. 
The plan was ...

Started Aug 18th, 2014 at 12:48pm by Kaweka_Neil
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