USEFUL INFORMATION

What to Bring

  • Good warm clothing
  • Gloves, hat, wet weather gear
  • Good footwear
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Pyjamas? or thermals – it can be cold at night
  • Food and drinks
  • Towel
  • Torch
  • Insect Repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera, of course!

Please keep in mind that you are required to take out everything you take in (glass, cans, etc).  Only compostable or burnable rubbish may be left at the Lodge.

A linen package is available for an extra charge, if you do not wish to bring  a sleeping bag.  This must be requested at time of booking.

Cost of Accommodation

From 13 October 2019 the cost will be $50 per person per night.  A discount is available to Youth Educational Groups, and SuperGold Cardholders from this date. Your SuperGold Card must be sighted on booking. A bedding-package, comprising sheets, pillowcase, duvet, towel and flannel, is available at an extra $25 for a continuous nights stay, or a towel and flannel only for $5 per stay.  The entire Lodge can be booked for $900 per night.  All accommodation and extras must be booked to ensure availability.

How to Get There

The nearest town is Tuatapere, which is 86km from Invercargill and 100km from Te Anau, on the Southern Scenic Route.

Fly in by helicopter, come in on one of the jet boats which make the trip regularly, or walk the Bluecliffs Beach/south coast track.

Helicopter: 20 minutes from Tuatapere or Clifden.

Jetboat: 1 hour from Lake Hauroko, 1 ¼ hour from Waitutu Lodge.

Drive/Walk:

  • Drive to Rarakau, walk to Port Craig – 6 hours, stay overnight at the old school or Hump Ridge Village, then 5 hours walk to Waitutu Lodge.

  • From Tuatapere turn onto Papatotara Road and follow the signs to Bluecliffs Beach.  The first 21km are sealed and the remaining 7km are gravel road of a good standard.  Cars can be left in the carpark (at the owners risk), signposted in front of the Rarakau Station homestead, 150 metres past the track entrance.

  • Ask at the Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track Office for specific directions, and booking for the Lodge.

BOOKINGS

BOOKINGS CAN BE MADE:

 

Direct with the Lodge via our email – waitutulodge@hotmail.co.nz

 

 Or through our booking agents:

 

If you are travelling by jetboat, the boat operators will book your accommodation for you.  You have two operators to choose from:

 

Wairaurahiri Jet

Phone 0800 376 174

www.wjet.co.nz

Click here to email Wairaurahiri Jet

 

Humpridge Jet

Phone 0800 270 556

www.humpridgejet.co.nz

Click here to email Humpridge Jet

 

 

If you are walking in, you can also book your Lodge accommodation through the Hump Ridge Track:

 

Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track

Phone 03 226 6739

www.humpridgetrack.co.nz

Click here to email Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track

Associated Operators

Other operators who provide travel/tramping packages linking to the Lodge, are:

Heli My Way

Phone: 027 5688 204
Postal Address: 17 Findlay Road, RD2, Otautau 9682
www.helimyway.co.nz
Click here to email Heli My Way
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Accommodation in Tuatapere

If you wish to stay overnight in Tuatapere before or after your journey to the Lodge, you may like to book at one of the following:

Waiau Hotel

47 Main Street,  Tuatapere

Phone:    03 226 6409

Fax:          03 226 6354

Website:  www.waiauhotel.co.nz

Click here to email Waiau Hotel

Tui Basecamp – Motel, Backpackers & Holiday Park

73 Main Street,  Tuatapere

Phone:               03 226 6250

Fax                      03 226 6252

Reservations:   0800 009 993

Click here to email Tui Base Camp 

Five Mountains Backpackers

Cnr Half Mile/Clifden Rds,  Tuatapere

Phone:     03 226 6720

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If your name is on the list and we have previously been in contact with you, please contact us and provide your full name, previous address, new address, previous bank details, new bank details. This will enable us to check your previous details, and enter your new ones.

If your name is on the list and we have not previously been in contact with you, or you are a descendant of a deceased person who is on the list, please provide a full whakapapa back to the parents of the listed person. We will then verify this with the information we hold, and contact you.

If you know anyone on this list, please get them to contact us, as below.

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Our contact details are:

Email:  waitutu@hotmail.com

Mail:  81 Hedgeley Road, RD2, Eskdale, Napier 4182

Phone:  06 8367 375