“Every season up to 5,000 trampers pass through the Mid-Caples Hut on New Zealand’s Greenstone-Caples Track. The lucky ones have met Tanya the Hut Warden, who revels in her duties out in the wilderness, but especially in sharing her passion for the outdoors and conservation with the trampers she meets. In teaching people about the wild around them, she gives them the heart connection that motivates them to protect it. And she has a heckin’ fun time along the way”.
– Whitney Oliver

Tanya Rinehart, a 27-year-old hut warden who found her way from Colorado to New Zealand’s Mid-Caples Hut on the Greenstone-Caples Track, will capture your interest with her quirky attitude, passion for the outdoors and shows humility and strength in all the tasks that are included with being the hut guardian.

Tanya the Hut Warden from Whitney Oliver on Vimeo.