Information on Huts used by MSG
The facilities mentioned are based on my memory so reality may vary slightly but I have tried to be conservative when uncertain.
Awatiro (Auckland hut at Waitomo)
Sleeping - 2 bunkrooms with upper and lower bunks,each bunk able to sleep 5-6 people. 1 bunkroom (members only) with 6 bunks.
Cooking - 1 oven with 4 elements on top, 2 hotplates each with 2 elements, toasters, fridge, pots, plates, cups, utensils.
Other - lounge with fireplace and easy chairs, 2 showers, 1 toilet with view (paper provided), map collection.
Things to note - turn on power on arrival (need code from ASG to use on power lock), hut is locked and needs to be booked. Cost of $4 per night for NZSS members, more for non-members.
HTG Hut (Hamilton Tomo Group hut at Waitomo)
Sleeping - separate bedrooms with varying number of beds in each.At least 30 beds (some of these could sleep 2/bed.)
Cooking - 2 ovens with 4 elements on each,1 hotplate, microwave, 2 fridges, toasters, pots, plates, cups, utensils.
Other - lounge with easy chairs and fireplace, drying room, showers, toilets (paper provided), practise SRT rope in lounge, map collection. Hut warden looks after hut (book in advance). Cost of $4 per night for NZSS members, more for non-members.
Whakapunake (shearer's quarters)
Sleeping - 4 bedrooms with total sleeping for about 12 people depending on the number of matresses available.
Cooking - 1 oven with 4 elements, fridge, zip water heater.
Other - 2 showers, 2 toilets (BYO paper).
Things to note - shearer's quarters is locked, permission and keys obtained from farm manager. Normally a dozen beers are given to the manager (based on $2 per person per night).