Last Updated: 11th Oct 2023

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Longview Hut

Waipukurau, Hawkes Bay

Submitted by Melissa Franklin

Last Updated: 11th Oct 2023

Intermediate - Experienced

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Grunt Factor: 30 ?

Gnarl Factor: 85 ?








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Trail Map

Type of Run

Back country - remote

Out and Back


Open ridges/tops

Run Makeup


Moderate Single Track

Technical Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +16.7%

Average Downhill Gradient: -17.1%


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Park in the carpark area and you should see the track going straight ahead. There is the DOC board there with information of all the tracks in the area. Continue on this track following the poled route up for about 4km until you see a sign indicating the direction to go to get to the hut (right at the top) and you should see the hut anyway from this sign (unless you are in a fog).

Check out the hut and views and retrace your footsteps back. There are other options of further tracks, but be aware some require navigation skills and aren't poled routes (the DOC board has these details).

Great views of Hawke's Bay

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Carpark at end of Kashmir road

49 km

50 minutes




Generally there is no where else to go other that up, but keep an eye out for the poles. Would not recommend doing this in high winds or fog.

Generally good.

Thermal leggings, Long-sleeved thermal top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Survival blanket, Cellphone, Map


In winter there is usually lots of snow which can be deep. The terrain is steep and difficult in winter, but doable just take it easy. In high winds I would not recommend.

Steep terrain, ice, snow, mud

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Trail Reviews

Great fun and great views! - can get very windy here!

Hannah Lund

July 25, 2019

Well deserved gnarl factor - keeps on going up with little respite - very exposed track so be prepared for crap weather ... you spot the hut from kms away and it seems not to get much closer each time you spot it ... steep in places so not overly comfortable downhill on this track ....

Bruce Perry

August 30, 2017

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