Wakelings Hut

Hut category



 4 Bunks

Hut details

Wakelings hut. Photo: Stephen Robson.
Wakelings hut

  • Water source - river
  • Heating source - open fire
  • Bunks - platform

Getting there

Previously there has been vehicle access to Kawhatau Base through private land but this access is no longer available.

Access is now by walking up the Kawhatau River from the Rangitane road bridge across the Kawhatau River. Please note this route may not be accessible during times of high river flow.

To get to the Rangitane road bridge, head just north from Mangaweka and turn right off SH1. Cross the Rangitikei River and follow Kawhatau Valley Road. This eventually leads to Upper Kawhatau Valley Road which becomes Rangitane Road.


Hut location

Grid reference: Topo50 map sheet BK36, E1867997, N5594783

Park or reserve

Plan and prepare

Location map

Location map of Wakelings Hut.

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Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:
1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies


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