October 3, 2014 @ 5:00 pm – October 5, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
Kaimais Backpacking
Kaimai View Drive
Ohauiti 3112
New Zealand
approx $80
Ralph Lyon
09 4260327

Waitawheta hutThe idea is as follows: Friday afternoon/evening travel to Te Aroha and stay overnight in Te Aroha. Saturday tramp
from Waiorongomai Road at 40m elevation up to 700m east of Mt Te Aroha and then descend to the
Waitawheta Hut at 380m.Sunday return up and go over the top of Mt Te Aroha (953m) and descend by the Te Aroha
Mountain Track back to Te Aroha at 40m. Each day’s tramping would take about 7hrs including lunch and morning
tea stops. Moderate fitness desirable for the climbs and a section of the descent on Sunday.
DOC now require this hut to be booked in advance so we need to book early to get accommodation at the hut. Cost is
$15 for the hut and DOC has a non-refundable policy Back. Country Hut Passes are not usable.
Total cost including accommodation, travel cost and hut meal approx. $80.

Waitawheta Hut