Hawdon Hut

Arthur's Pass National Park

A new hut opened in December 2007 after the previous hut was destroyed by fire June 2005.

An easy two to three hour walk up river flat with a couple of straight forward crossings.

This is the new hut and it's like a hotel in the wilderness with stunning views up the valley. Sleeps 20, wood stove and a woodshed, plenty of bench space and double glazed windows. Great hut for a weekend trip away from it all and Walker Pass 1-2 hrs further up makes a great day trip from here.

This is also a good place to stop if you're going through to the Edwards via Tarn or Amber Col or wanting to get up onto the Polar Range.

It has a mountain radio and there is a locked DOC ranger hut attached.

Hawdon Hut • By Matthewh73. Licence: cc by.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Serviced Hut
Sleeps
Sleeps 20
20
Facilities
Mountain radio, Toilet, Enclosed wood/coal burner
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
From Hawdon Shelter via Hawdon River, or from Edwards or Otehake Huts via Tarn Col and Walker Pass.
Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
730m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BV21
Link
www.doc.govt.nz/p...http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-stay/backcountry-huts-by-region/canterbury/waimakariri/hawdon-hut/
Map
ID 877

About this hut

Added 25 September 2005 by MatthewMatthew. 4 revisions, most recently 25 October 2011 by jas_hilljas_hill.
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