NZTM2000: 1920590, 5703875 (alt: 711m)

A standard Whirinaki Hut sleeping 9 on 3x3 bunks. The hut is unique in that it is the only remaining hut not situated on a valley floor, looking instead north, down the Kakanui SStream from its perch on the saddle at its head.

Tank water and a woodburner.

In poor condition (2014) with window latches broken and frequent reports of rubbish and damage in the hutbook. Surprising, as this is one of the harder this to reach in the Whirinaki, and certainly gets far less use than the huts on the cycleway / circuit.

Note that the hut has been relocated from the valley floor at the forks in the Mangamate 2km NNE of it's current location. Older maps still show the old location. Note also that some maps show the track heading up the main Mangamate valley from the old hut side and swinging west over a saddle at its head into the Kakanui. This is also incorrect, with the track now going directly south via the new hut site at the saddle east of pt812.

Standard Hut

Last updated by: Madpom at 2014-09-18 22:41:41