Kahui Road is located on the western side of the mountain.
Operated by DoC and situated just below the bush line at an altitude of 880m, Kahui Hut has bunks for 6 people and water. Access from the end of Kahui Road at the park boundary requires a walk of approximately 2 hours. Kahui Hut offers the only accommodation for climbing on the west side of the mountain and affords excellent sunset views of the coast and the mountain.
If travelling north from Hawera, travel west along ‘Surf Highway’ State Highway 45 to Manaia, 15km and turn right onto Manaia Road. Follow Manaia Road to Kaponga, 14km, and turn left onto Eltham Road. After 10km turn right onto Oeo Road and at the next intersection, 2km take the second road from the left, Wiremu Road. Turn right onto Upper Kahui Road after 20km. Follow this road to the park boundary, 4.5km, approximately 66km from Hawera.
When travelling south from New Plymouth, follow State Highway 45 to Okato, 26km. Drive straight ahead at the roundabout in the centre of Okato onto Old South Road and turn left onto Oxford Road. After 4km turn right onto Saunders Road and then onto Wiremu Road after a further 2km. Turn left onto Upper Kahui Road, after 9km. Follow this road to the park boundary, 4.5km, approximately 46km from New Plymouth.