McKinnon Hut: Ruahine Ranges

Map Coordinates: NZTM2000-BK36 650-918
Outlook: Just above bushline at 1400 m with unhindered access onto tops. One of few Ruahine huts above the bushline - hence extensive views of the Kawhatau Valley, Hikurangi Range, Mokai Patea Range and the central plateau.   Can be difficult to reach; 4 hrs steep climb from Kawhatau Base, similar time over Mangaweka from Purity Hut.   Finding the hut in dense mist or whiteout can be troublesome when approaching from the tops. The Kawhatau river route is best tackled in good weather and warm weather, the river is cold with many crossings.
Number of Bunks: 6
Maintained by: DOC
Cooking Facilities: Wood Burner + sink + tank water
Heating: Wood burner
History: Formerly of NZFS origin.

McKinnon Hut
Topo image of Northern Ruahines