I have also met 3 pairs of adults at the hut that have walked in from Aongatete, Wairere Falls and SH 29.
Track Grade: Advanced – this DOC grade is due to stream/river crossings. Always look up and follow the orange triangles and be cautious at stream crossing especially after intense rainfall. Otherwise these tracks are simple to follow.
Highlights/Features: Old Tramline cuttings and remnants of sleepers and wheels. Views of the Waikato along the Te Tuhi track. Plenty of streams to have a dip in or to enjoy a lunch break. Click on our track links above for info on each track.
There are several small stream crossings on all three tracks but there is one larger ~ knee deep crossing of the Ngamuwahine River on the Leyland O’Brien track that may be too dangerous to cross in heavy flow especially with kids.
No dogs allowed unless by permit.
There is a toilet at the car park in Whakamarama but not at Te Tuhi Road end.
There is solar lighting and a fire place in the hut, a USB port for charging and I managed to send a txt message (spark) from the Helipad out the back.