The new hut in the Kaimais being constructed almost entirely by volunteer labour is almost complete, with a possible opening date in September.

As you can see from these photos it’s very different to a standard DOC hut – different shape, materials, design.

There’s no doubt it’s going to be a very popular destination, being between 3 and 6 hours’ walk from 7 different road ends in the southern Kaimai. Although being owned and maintained by the Kaimai Ridgeway Trust, it will be bookable via the DOC booking system.

Huge kudos to the Kaimai Ridgeway Trust, and  Bay of Plenty Deerstalkers.

Check the ATC calendar for the scheduled dates of Kaimai trackwork weekends, but if you are keen to work at other times, that can be arranged too. Contact Tony for more details – Ph 630 2591, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    

And continue to check on the Kaimai project on their website http://www.kaimairidgeway.nz/ - and even beter, resgister there to receive Kaimai newsletters.