Issued 28th Jan 2023 and as at 7th Feb 2023 - The Coromandel has experienced a severe weather event, with a state of emergency declared on 3 Feb 2023. As a result, SH25a and the Tapu Coroglen roads have been closed. Some local DOC campsites are also closed. Please take care in and around the region and keep up to date through the following agencies. Driving times and routes can be found here.
The Pinnacles Hut is a serviced 80-bunk hut in the Kauaeranga Valley, south of Thames. The hut must be booked online in advance. Facilities and services It also has a cold shower, solar lighting, BBQ, gas cookers and a solid fuel burner. Cooking utensils are not provided. A warden is present at all times. Camping There are 4 tent sites at Dancing Camp near the hut (maximum of 12 people). $10 adult/night, $5.00 child/youth night (5 - 17 years). Hut location Grid reference: Topo50 map sheet BB35, E1841123, N5897069 Pinnacles Hut in the upper Kauaeranga Valley is a three hour walk from the roadend.