Wharepapa hut is managed by the exNZFS volunteer group who have a management agreement with DOC for the upkeep of the hut. The hut has sleeping capacity for 5 persons. Hut fees are not required for this basic hut.
Wharepapa hut is part of the Papatahi Crossing, which can be started from Catchpool Valley or the Western Lake road. An open fire is provided.