Kahui Hut

Hut category



 6 Bunks

Fees and payment

A tramper approches Kahui Hut.
A tramper approaches Kahui Hut

  • Adult (18 years and over): $5 per night
  • Youth (11 years to 17 years): $2.50 per night
  • Child (10 years and under): free

Purchase Backcountry Hut Tickets before you set out on your tramp.


Kahui Hut can't be booked - the hut operates on a first come, first served basis.

Hut details

Located on Mt Taranaki's western slopes, Kahui Hut sits in a small clearing surrounded by native bush. 

A view inside Kahui Hut.
Inside Kahui Hut

Facilities and services

The hut has an outside toilet and cold running water (tank supply from rainwater). There is no heating.

You need to bring:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Food and drink
  • Cooking stove and cooking utensils
  • Clothing/tramping gear/toiletries
  • Fire lighters and paper for the fire 
  • Toilet paper
  • Hut tickets

Getting there

Kahui Hut is accessible via the Kahui or Oaonui Tracks (allow 2 hr tramping from either road end). It is one of a series of huts along the challenging 54 km Around the Mountain Circuit.


Hut location

Grid reference: Topo50 map sheet BJ29, E1687534, N5650048

Park or reserve

Plan and prepare

Location map

Location map of Kahui Hut

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Find out more

Learn more


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

Safety alerts for Taranaki tracks


Taranaki / Egmont National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 6 756 0990
Address:   2879 Egmont Rd
Email:   egmontvc@doc.govt.nz
Full office details
Dawson Falls Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 27 443 0248
Address:   Manaia Rd
Email:   egmontvc@doc.govt.nz
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Ngāmotu / New Plymouth Office
Phone:      +64 6 759 0350
Email:   newplymouth@doc.govt.nz
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