Te Matawai Hut


Sleeps

18 with mattresses and stove


Cost

1 hut ticket (hut category standard)


Description

Te Matawai (pronounced T Matt-Ah-Why) hut sits at the base of the ridge leading up to Arete biv and Pukemoremore. It is one of the largest huts in the Tararuas and reminds me of a farm barn. It has a welcoming pot belly stove but can be difficult to heat if the door through to the bedroom area is kept open.


Getting There

Te Matawai hut can be accessed from South Ohau and Waiopehu hut (part of the Ohau loop) or, for the more adventurous, Dundas, Carkeek, Mangahao or Drachophyllum huts. The hut is also part of the infamous Northern Crossing.


Links

Department of Conservation, NZ Tramper, NZ Huts


Te Matawai hut
Te Matawai hut


Te Matawai Hut
The track to the hut


Te Matawai Hut
The entrance from the side


Te Matawai Hut
The back with the bunkroom


Te Matawai Hut
The side leading to the entrance


Te Matawai Hut
The front


Te Matawai Hut
The facilities - 3 stars


Te Matawai Hut
The bunk room


Te Matawai Hut
The dining area


Te Matawai Hut
Kitchen and entrance to the Bunkroom


Te Matawai Hut
The fireplace




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Matt: (posted 2011-08-02 20:46:44)
Visited from South Ohau hut via Yates 500 track on 16th-17th July. The hut was in OK condition although some @


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