Purity Hut: Ruahine Ranges

Map Coordinates: NZTM2000-BK36 615-876
Outlook: Just above bushline at 1350 m with direct access onto tops. Completely new hut erected 2006.  Reached after about 2-4 hrs from Kawhatau flats, after a steep 300m climb over farmland (poled route), then a good track in the bush leads to the hut. Access continues onto the Hikurangi Range via Wooden Peg and Iron Peg to Mangaweka - the highest point in the Ruahine Ranges.  Finding the hut in dense mist can be tricky while descending the spur from the tops.


You must phone the landowner to get prior permission to access the Purity Hut track.  Contact Richard Gorringe on +64 6 3825856.

Seasonal restrictions

Please consider going elsewhere during lambing (1 September to 31 October). 

Number of Bunks: 6
Maintained by: DOC
Cooking Facilities: Work bench Tank water
Heating: Woodburning stove, but fuel supply problematical - mostly leatherwood/scrub
History: Origins go back to 1920s, then NZFS built previous hut in 1970s in bush edge 50m below current site.

Purity Hut
Topo image of Northern Ruahines
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