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TTC Waerenga Hut

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Waerenga Hut

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Relaxing outside Waerenga Hut in the Orongorongo River valley

Waerenga Hut, is the club's hut on the eastern side of the Orongorongo River in the Rimutaka Forest Park. The club has had a hut near this site since 1931. The current hut was built in 1961 and moved to its current site in 2009, after it was undermined in the massive floods of 31 March 2005.

The hut is well placed for the many walks and tramps available in the Rimutaka Forest Park, including the climb of Mt Matthews, and trips to other peaks, the South Coast, Wainuiomata, and the Wairarapa. Or just as a place to relax away from it all.

Waerenga Hut is a little better equipped than your average DOC hut. You will find:

  • Bunk space for 15, with additional mattresses as well
  • Kitchen with sink with drinkable water
  • Plates and cutlery
  • Pots and pans
  • Coffee plunger and teapot
  • Books and games
  • A 5 candle candelabrum
  • Some pillows and cushions
  • Wood burner and a well filled wood shed; axe and bush saw
  • Brooms for cleanup

Please bring your own cooker and fuel.

Please ensure that all cookers are correctly set up and stable before using them.

The hut is locked, and is available to members free of charge. At times it is available to responsible school groups and similar for a fee. Potential non member users must be known to a club member. Non member fees are $10 per adult per night, and $5 per child over 5 per night.

Contact the booking office Eva Durrant -> mailto:ttc-waerenga [snail] ttc [period] org [period] nz?Subject=Query%20from%20TTC%20website on (04) 470 7879 for details.

Waerenga appears to mean "clearing", an appropriate name for a hut.

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Waerenga Hut in the Orongorongo River valley in the 1990s (before it was moved and the porch added)

Orongorongo information

Phone 08322 0650 for the Wellington Regional Council River & Rain Information for the Orongorongo catchment.

Category: Orongorongo

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