Kaimai-Mamaku Forest Park, Bay of Plenty - February 2021
Lying near the headwaters of the Hurunui Stream, on the southern Kaimai Range, the 4-bunk Hurunui Hut offers shelter to hunters and trampers alike. Located near the North-South Track, it can also be reached on the Henderson’s Tramline Track or the Ngamuwahine and Leyland O’Brien Tramway Tracks, off SH29.
Hurunui Hut is maintained by the Bay of Plenty Branch of the New Zealand Deerstalkers’ Association, working under the umbrella of a Community Agreement between DOC and the Kaimai Ridgeway Trust. Between December 2020 and February 2021, four NZDA members completed some much-needed work on the hut. The team were: Colin Forsyth, Stan Lowe, Les Nelson, Wayne Paterson and Peter Waghorn.
These included cleaning the hut’s cladding and re-staining it, installing a new toilet seat and toilet door, as well as improving firewood storage. Members provided the firewood and materials for the toilet, while DOC arranged the stain through sponsor Dulux, and the BCT funded helicopter transport.
Members will complete a final coat of stain in coming months. Thanks for your great work!