A Short History of Huts in the Orongorongo Valley
Huts have been built in the Orongorongo Valley since the early 1900s – though they look a little different from today’s modern DOC huts!
Hidden away amongst native bush near Wellington, the Orongorongo Valley's huts have provided a haven for families since the early 1920s.
The huts hold a special place in the hearts of generations. They have bought families together; to get back to the basics, grow a love of the outdoors and to build close friendships amongst a unique community.
In 1978 the Orongorongo Club was established by a number of regular users of the valley who shared a common interest in the preservation of the valley’s unique heritage. The club particularly supports the continued presence of huts and their extended use for future generations.