Huts

New Zealand has a vast number of public backcountry huts, many of which are open for public use at any time. Find out more about staying in tramping huts.


North Esk Hut

Dilapidated hut on the North Esk River.   More ▶︎
Toaroha Saddle Bivvy

Toaroha Saddle Bivvy

Hut on the saddle between the Mungo and Toaroha Rivers.   More ▶︎

Bull Flat Hut

Small hut on the Hunter River.   More ▶︎

Tasman Saddle Hut

Mountaineering hut located at the head of the Haupapa / Tasman Glacier.   More ▶︎

Historic Price Flat Hut

Slab hut once used for deer culling and possibly dating to 1908. The hut is located next to the newer Price Flat Hut.   More ▶︎

Mathias Hut

NZDA hut on the Mathias River.   More ▶︎

West Mathias Bivvy

Small hut near the confluence of the South and West Mathias Rivers.   More ▶︎

Baikie Hut

Old mustering hut built in 1948 and once part of Dusky Station.   More ▶︎

South Huxley Bivvy

Small hut on the Huxley River South Branch.   More ▶︎

Albert Burn Hut

Hut on the Albert Burn, near Lake Wanaka.   More ▶︎
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Hut categories

Great Walks Hut
Well appointed DOC hut on one of the nine Great Walks. Great Walks pass required, bookings may be required. Facilities typically include toilets, heating, water, and bunks with mattresses. Some huts will have lighting, gas cooking, and a DOC ranger.
Serviced Hut
Larger, high standard hut. Many serviced huts have a booking system and must be booked in advance. Other huts require a back country hut pass or 3 hut tickets. Mostly owned by DOC. Facilities typically include a toilet, open fire or wood burner, water supply, and bunks with mattresses.
Serviced Alpine Hut
Alpine hut owned by DOC or clubs such as NZAC. Generally no heating. Payment varies. Facilities typically include a toilet, water supply, and bunks with mattresses.
Standard Hut
Typical DOC hut. Back country hut pass / 1 hut ticket required, no bookings. Facilities typically include a toilet, open fire or wood burner, and bunks with mattresses.
Basic Hut/Bivvy
Small DOC huts of 2-6 bunks. No fees or bookings. Facilities typically include a toilet and bunks with mattresses.

In general, food and cooking equipment is not available at huts. See DOC and NZAC websites for details of pricing and booking.