The current Waikamaka and Kiwi Saddle Huts were built by Club members in 1966 and 1988 respectively, while Howletts Hut was enlarged and extensively renovated by the Club in 1979 . The Club is responsible for the ongoing upkeep of the huts. As they are not part of the DOC hut network we receive no funding from DOC and expenses are funded by donations from hut users.
Send donations to Heretaunga Tramping Club, Box 14086, Mayfair, Hastings or
donate on-line at 03-0642-0802494-00
Many thanks to the following parties who have recently donated to our hut fund: S Johnson, Van Der Hart, C Balfour, E Lawson, A Horvat, C Tuffey, T Shih, J Dunster, J Kerr, P Larkin, J Andrews, H Caldwell, C Walter, L Laeis, Napier T Club, M Short, T Aitken, Reid, J Bushwell, New Plymouth TC, Lund & Mellow, R Bruce, C Bosher, R Allen, Adams/Eyre, Wellington T&M Club, Roberts& Cooke (Tararua TC), D Eldercamp, Tribe & Tozer, R Wright, G Holmes, S Mossman, G Leech, E Whitton, C Lechner, J Harwood, J Thorp, N Baxter, Hoffman/Ander, McCleans, M James, M Ansorge, D Morris, G Walshe, J Cruickshank, G Williamson, J Houston.
In March 2018 we installed a new bench top in Howletts Hut and there has been a number of trips to do minor maintenance to the huts over the last 12 months.
Kiwi Saddle Hut
A tramp to Kiwi Saddle Hut, located in the Kaweka Range on the watershed between the Tutaekuri and Ngaruroro Rivers due north of Kuripapango will take 4 - 5 hours from the lakes Road carpark
Howletts Hut, is situated on the Ruahine tops due west of Waipawa 6 - 7 hours tramping from Kashmir Road or Mill Road. At 1365 m elevation it is the highest hut in the Ruahine Range.