Kings Creek Hut | Wangapeka Track, Kahurangi National Park
Back in the 70s they clearly expected great things of the Wangapeka Track. 20 mattresses here, and at Taipo.
Kings Creek Hut has a bad rap although there is certainly enough space internally. But it clearly needs the windows lowering and a big veranda, the benches are tired, rusty old steel surfaces, now more than 40 years old, and it just doesn’t make the most of the splendid site.
It’s a short walk/climb down to the fantastic Wangapeka River with some splendid swimming holes.
Let’s hope DOC spends some money here on a substantial renovation in the near future, the hut sure deserves it.
category . . . standard hut
hut fee . . . 1 hut ticket or backcountry hut pass, free to camp
elevation . . . 470 m
bunks . . . 20 in two bunkrooms each with two sleeping platforms with 5 mattresses
built . . . 1974
heating . . . firebox
water . . . bucket and 40 m walk to stream
toilet . . . 1 x longdrop← Kiwi Saddle Hut | Kahurangi National Park Stone Hut | Kahurangi National Park →