A palatial (large) hut / lodge situated on the tussock Ruahine tops. Rangi has amazing views - the large deck facing north-west towards Mts Ruapehu and Ngarahoe. On a good day there are views west as far as Taranaki and south to the South Island from the viewpoint / bench just west of the hut.
The hut sleeps 15 - six in each bunk room and three more in the large kitchen. A woodburner and firewood are provided (hence the 'serviced' category). The woodshed is situated 100+ meters away up the track to the east, possibly to discourage excessive consumption. Gas cookers are no longer provided.
With easy access from Renfrew Rd this is a great 'first tramp' for many people / families, and is also popular with hunters, trampers etc aiming to get onto the tops after work on a Friday ready for an early weekend start.