Kelly Knight Hut: Ruahine Ranges

Map Coordinates: NZTM2000-BL36 612-844
Outlook: Located on terrace on true left of Pourangaki River at 770 m. Reached after about 2 hrs from Kawhatau flats, over some farmland and a well maintained track in the bush.   Tracks from the hut lead north onto the Hikurangi/Hawkes Bay Ranges and south onto the Whanahuia Range, travel up the river continues to Pourangaki Hut.


You must phone the farm manager to arrange access across private land (Kohunui Station).  Access can be arranged by phoning +64 6 382 5577 at breakfast or in the evening. You must speak to the farm manager - messages will not be responded too. The continued use of access across Kohunui station is dependent on every party gaining permission from the farm manager every time.

Number of Bunks: 2 large sleeping platforms
Maintained by: DOC
Cooking Facilities: Wood stove + tank water or river
Heating: Wood stove
History: Formerly of NZFS 6 bunker of 1960s origin and refurbished by DOC in early 1990s.

Kelly Knight Hut
Topo image of Northern Ruahines