Is Kelly's Hut open for trampers to stay in?
It's high above Glenorchy, on Mt Larkins, in the Whakaari Conservation Area.
The website Mountainhut.nz seems to show that it's a private hut which is on AirBnB for thousands per night (helicopter and catering provided!).
But I saw another website on one of those hut-map sites that showed it was a free hut.
Hmm.... Maybe it was once free and now is for super-rich-American-fat-cats only.
This post has been edited by the author on 29 April 2018 at 12:44.
Maybe it was free and unlocked when it was like this, but now it may be privately renovated and locked.
Thanks for the info. I tramped up there last week, and stayed two nights at Heather Jock hut. I did a daytrip the second day, but couldn't get quite as far as Kellys Hut due to snow, which I wasn't equipped for.