Tararua Tramping Club

Te rōpū hikoi o te pae maunga o Tararua   -   Celebrating 100 years of tramping

TTC Kime Hut

Old Kime Hut, (20 bunks), was built in 1978, to replace the Kime Memorial Hut, built 1930 by Joe Gibbs? for the TTC as a memorial to Esmond James Kime. It was a club-owned public hut in the Tararua Forest Park, and provided shelter and a ski hut, on the tops of the Southern Crossing, below Field Peak.

The front of Kime Hut, August 2003
The front of Kime Hut, August 2003

It could sleep 20-30 comfortably, but forty adult sized bodies (at a squeeze). When inside the hut, one looked for the hidden loft, great fun trying to climb up there! (ahem...dodgy...)

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Kime Hut near Mt Hector

Work began on a replacement for Old Kime Hut, on a site just to the south. In 2014 Kime III was completed and signed off, after the hut failed a council "code compliance" because the window flashings did not follow the specifications. Having no stove, it is still somewhat cold and damp. Nevertheless it's layout, window configuration, insulation, and greater size make it a great improvement over Old Kime Hut.

Kime III, April 2014
Kime III, April 2014

Esmond James Kime is buried at Karori Cemetery. See Papers Past:

Kime Hut
Kime Hut

Kime Hut

Kime Hut is a Standard hut, located at -40.942889, 175.271659. It has 20 bunks with mattresses, toilets - non-flush, water from tap - not treated, boil before use, and water supply. Bookings are not required, usage is first come, first served.
Kime Hut alert

Kime Hut - No water supply

There is no water due to a leaking tap. Inspection and repairs will be carried out when weather allows.

First published on 7 June 2023. Last reviewed on 28 September 2023.

Ōtaki Gorge Road closed to vehicles and pedestrians

The Ōtaki Gorge Road is closed to vehicles and pedestrians due to a major slip. Ōtaki Forks Campsite is closed. 

There is an emergency track that you can walk to gain access to Ōtaki Forks. It is 5 km long and can be accessed 200 m past the locked gate on the Ōtaki Gorge Road.

Directions and description of the emergency track (PDF, 2,290K).

First published on 20 December 2022. Last reviewed on 3 August 2023.

Kime Hut

Page last modified on 2022 Feb 01 07:39

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