Bookable facilities


Please note that booking hours for regional parks campgrounds, SCC campgrounds, SCC parking areas, baches and bookable sites is as follows:

Daylight saving: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday through to Sunday
Non daylight saving: 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday through to Sunday

No bookings can be taken over the phone (or in person on site) outside of these times.

No cash payments are available at any time on park. We strongly recommend that you call our contact centre in advance of your arrival on park on (09) 366 2000, option 1, to make your booking.

Animals (except aid dogs) are prohibited at all times.

Remember to be a tidy Kiwi!

All our regional parks are rubbish free. Whether you call it rubbish, trash or garbage, please bag it all up and recycle it or throw it away when you return home.


About Ongaruanuku AUTC Hut

The Auckland University Tramping Club Hut is over 60 years old, and the oldest in the Waitakere ranges. It is looked after by the Club but able to be used by public. Its name is Ongaruanuku which means 'place of the learned people' in Maori.

Visitors are advised to take the Waitakere recreation and track guide with them. The Waitakere Regional Park is a large track network and this tramping hut can be quite difficult to find. A map can be downloaded from this website:

Further information can be found on the AUTC website:

Regional park: Click here for information about 'Waitakere Ranges' (including gate opening hours)
Bookable: View availability calendar
Cost per night:
Adult: $8.00 18 years and over
Child: $6.00 5 - 17 years
Infant: $0.00 Under 5 years
Max persons: 12
Max stay (peak): 7 nights
Max stay (off-peak): 7 nights
Booking restriction period: This hut can be booked up to six months from todays month. e.g. In June you may make a booking for a date in December.


For more information please contact us at the Auckland Council or email

Other Waitakere Ranges facilities