Blue Lake Hut

Nelson Lakes National Park

Located beside tiny Blue Lake at the head of the Sabine Valley. West, Moss Pass leads to the D'Urville Valley. South is larger Lake Constance and Waiau Pass beyond.

Blue Lake is renowned for its clear waters, with up to 80m visibility making it the clearest fresh water in the world, according to NIWA.

Water from the largely plant-free Lake Constance is filtered through an ancient landslide before entering Blue Lake.

Blue Lake Jan 2007 • By RogerWaddell. Licence: C.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Serviced Hut
Sleeps
Sleeps 16
16
Facilities
Toilet, Enclosed wood/coal burner
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
2-3 days' walk along the D'Urville or Sabine Tracks from Rotoroa. Also accessed from Waiau Pass to the south.
Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
1,190m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BS24
Map
ID 1155

About this hut

Added 7 December 2005 by MatthewMatthew. 1 revision 1 February 2013 by MatthewMatthew.
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