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.


Rodger Inlet Historic Hut

Historic hut on the shores of Lake Monowai. A new hut is nearby.   More ▶︎

Moonlight Tops Hut

Proposed hut located on the under-construction Pike29 Memorial Track. The track is scheduled to open late 2018. This hut will be located on the Paparoa Range above Moonlight Creek. All information is provisional.   More ▶︎

Pororari Hut

Proposed hut located on the under-construction Pike29 Memorial Track. The track is scheduled to open late 2018. This hut will be located on a low ridge between the catchments of the Pororari and Punakaiki Rivers. All information is provisional.   More ▶︎

Soper Shelter tent camp

New reproduction of an old deer culler tent camp. Opened 16/4/2016. Constructed by DoC and volunteers from the Golden Bay Alpine and tramping Club. Located on a knoll at the head of the lake where the Stanley River flows in.   More ▶︎
Otorehinaiti Biv

Otorehinaiti Biv

Basic full height biv with camping areas surrounding.   More ▶︎
Cookies Hut

Cookies Hut

Former musterers' hut oft used by hunters. Now owned and newly renovated by DoC as of Feb 2016.   More ▶︎
Blue Duck Bivvy

Blue Duck Bivvy

A derelict B-49 NZ Forest Service hunters bivvy that was built in the late 1950's and is still on site. The window and door are off it and it has caved in somewhat from weight of snow. In an emergency ...   More ▶︎

Bob Lee Hut

Back country hut on 298 hectares of land managed by Pisa Alpine Charitable Trust, next to the Pisa Conservation Area. The hut overlooks the Cardrona Valley from high on the Criffel Range, and is often used for ski touring or snow ...   More ▶︎

Meadow Hut

Back country hut on 298 hectares of land managed by Pisa Alpine Charitable Trust, next to the Pisa Conservation Area. The hut is located on the Kirtle Burn Track next to the Roaring Meg, and is often used for ski touring ...   More ▶︎

Ben Avon Hut

Historic musterers' hut, constructed from corrugated iron and weatherboards around 1930. Restricted to day use only.   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.