Alice Nash Heritage Memorial Lodge Track
Time: 1hr each way | Fitness Level: low-moderate
Ideal walk for families with breathtaking views and hut style accommodation.
This is quite an easy walk, ideal for families wanting a day trip or an overnight stay. It starts off coming down through steep farmland and enters the bush via a fantastically curved bridge. This walk has some steady climbs, but nothing steep or too challenging. The track is very well marked with DoC markers along the way. The last part is bit more of a hill than the rest, and then you reach a fork which directs you either to Heritage Hut or Oroua Flats. If you take the Heritage Hut turn, it’s another 5 minutes. Once there you'll be treated to breathtaking views of the ranges and bush.
Accommodation - Alice Nash Heritage Memorial Lodge
This hut has a large and roomy cooking area and platform bunks, which, like all good huts, can accommodate around 12 people if need be (with a bit of squishing). It is a grade 1 hut, which means no electricity or cooking facilities. It does however, have running water, a stand-alone fireplace and an outdoor long drop toilet. To stay overnight at the hut, it costs $5 per person, and school aged children are free. There is a slot for your payment by the fireplace, or you can pay by cheque to the Manawatu NZ Deerstalkers Association.
The decking is one of the main highlights of the hut; it always gets the sun and is quite large. Large enough in fact, that it’s also a popular sleeping area for that real outdoors experience. There is also a reasonable amount of grass space for tent pitching.
Outdoor Safety Code:
1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies
For more information visit Adventure Smart
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Pricing and Conditions
$5 (18yrs+), $2.50 youth/night (5 -17 years), preschool free (0 - 4 years).
Facilities and Features
Outdoor long drop toilet