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Jans Hut, Rimutaka Forest Park

Crossing the bridge on the way to Jans Hut. Photo: Nina Mercer
Area
Rimutaka Forest Park
Distance
12.3km
Time
2.5hr
Grade
Easy
Accom.
Jans Hut (sole occupancy, 9 bunks)
Access
From Catchpool Valley south of Wainuiomata on the Coast Rd, 45 minutes drive from Wellington
Map
BQ32
Notes & Map
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Jans Hut is the perfect place to go if you have young children and you want to introduce them to tramping.

There are several DOC huts in the Orongorongo Valley that can be booked. They have gas cookers, pots, pans, crockery and cutlery.

Jans Hut even as an inside toilet. A well maintained track heads up the valley, passing through beech forest.

The Orongorongo River is crossed 10 minutes before reaching the hut. It is a braided riverbed and the deepest crossing is around knee-deep in good weather.

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