Wairongomai Hut

Wairongomai hut is managed by the exNZFS volunteer group. The group has a management agreement with DOC for the upkeep of the hut. The hut is a basic hut and hut fees are not required for this hut. The hut has sleeping capacity for 4 persons and an open fire place.

The exNZFS group have an agreement with DOC to manage this hut. The exNZFS is a group of volunteers that were employed by the NZ Forest Service as deer cullers. The aim of the group is to ensure the historical integrity of these iconic reminders of the deer culling era is retained. This group have management agreements with DOC to manage 12 huts in the Tararua, Remutaka and Aorangi forest parks.

A temporary camp was used at this site, for the goat culling operations in the 1960s-70s. NZFS ranger built the current hut and extension of the porch done by NZFS Ranger Joe Hansen in the 1980s.. NZFS deer culler Russ Hulme at one of the Remutaka camps used for goat control. A camp identical to this was first used at Wairongomai