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. Listed below are just a few of our huts. Find more by searching or exploring the map.


Waitawheta Hut

Waitawheta Hut

A new hut located at a mill site in the Kaimai-Mamaku Forest park. There are a number of short walks ...   More ▶︎
Hurunui Hut, Kaimai-Mamaku Forest Park

Hurunui Hut, Kaimai-Mamaku Forest Park

The hut has been upgraded - has been reclad and now has a porch - no longer the old corrugated ...   More ▶︎
Mangamuka Hut

Mangamuka Hut

A pleasant little 4-bunk hut, recently done-up and reguarly maintained by the Tauranga Deer Stalkers. The recent improvements to the ...   More ▶︎
Hopeless Creek Hut

Hopeless Creek Hut

An older , little used hut off the Travers Valley leading to Sunset Saddle and Angelus Hut.   More ▶︎
Totara Flats Hut

Totara Flats Hut

A central hut for the Kaitoke to Holdsworth trip (3 days). It was sited under trees at the north-west corner ...   More ▶︎
Red Hills Hut

Red Hills Hut

The Red Hills Hut sits on the saddle between the Motueka (right branch) and the Wairau, and at the base ...   More ▶︎
Waitewaewae Hut

Waitewaewae Hut

The first architect-designed hut in the Tararua Forest Park - built to show good use of hut fees. Big windows ...   More ▶︎
Carroll Hut

Carroll Hut

A small, tidy hut just above the treeline on the Kelly Range. Recently renovated with new cladding and new windows. ...   More ▶︎
Dasler Bivouac

Dasler Bivouac

Historic tin biv constructed in 1966 and located on the steep wall of the Hopkins Valley near the Dasler Pinnacles. ...   More ▶︎
Waiorongomai Hut

Waiorongomai Hut

Waiorongomai Hut is a basic 4-bunk hut at the forks of the Oreore Stream and Waiorongomai River. The hut has ...   More ▶︎
Grassy Flat Hut

Grassy Flat Hut

Grassy Flat Hut (sleeps 12 on 2 platforms, matresses, water, stove) is a modern tramping hut with a large covered ...   More ▶︎

Mataketake Hut

New hut high on the Mataketake Range above the Haast to Paringa Cattle Track. This hut opened February 2021, as ...   More ▶︎
Growler Hut

Growler Hut

Growler Hut is located on the south side of the Havelock River valley, just upriver of the Growler Stream. It's ...   More ▶︎
Ces Clark Hut

Ces Clark Hut

This hut on the Paparoa Track was constructed in 1986. It is named after NZ Forest Service Ranger Ces Clark ...   More ▶︎
Cold Stream Hut

Cold Stream Hut

A 6-7 bunk hut reached by walking up the jollybrook and taking cold stream tribuary. Good facilities and water close ...   More ▶︎
Mueller Hut

Mueller Hut

Mueller hut is surrounded by Mt. Cook and other 3000m peaks, making it a scenic place to stay. In summer ...   More ▶︎
Monument Hut

Monument Hut

Monument Hut (6 bunks, matresses, stove, firewood, river water) is a forestry style hut in the Hopkins. Its located just ...   More ▶︎
Waihaha Hut

Waihaha Hut

The most popular hut in the Pureora Forest   More ▶︎
Rangiwahia Hut

Rangiwahia Hut

A tidy popular hut. Great views. Good camping on the tops about 40 minutes further along track.   More ▶︎
Hawdon Hut

Hawdon Hut

A new hut opened in December 2007 after the previous hut was destroyed by fire June 2005. An easy two to ...   More ▶︎
Wharfedale Hut

Wharfedale Hut

A comfortable hut situated on the Wharfedale track. Has a wood stove with wood provided in shed at back. Stream ...   More ▶︎
Purity Hut

Purity Hut

The new Purity Hut (6 bunk, tank water, wood burning stove, limited firewood available in locality) is loated on the ...   More ▶︎
Awapoto Hut

Awapoto Hut

Nice medium size hut, 12 bunks, wood stove. Seldom used compared with the huts on the Abel Tasman Coast track. ...   More ▶︎
Crow Hut (Kahurangi)

Crow Hut (Kahurangi)

Tucked away on a terrace at the confluence of Crow River and the mighty Karamea River.   More ▶︎
Hurunui Hut

Hurunui Hut

Large tramping hut on river terrace above the Hurunui valley. The hut is near the roadend, and as such convenient ...   More ▶︎
Greig's Hut

Greig's Hut

This hut is located in the Raglan Range although the area looks more like Canada than Marlborough. It is surrounded ...   More ▶︎
Manuka Hut

Manuka Hut

A very basic hut near Lake Heron that is popular with Hunters. It is located 5 km away from Double ...   More ▶︎
Carrington Hut

Carrington Hut

A large hut in the upper Waimakariri River, and often the first or last hut on a longer trip. The extensive ...   More ▶︎
Field Hut

Field Hut

Built in 1924, there are still signs of the original bush carpentry. Handy for Friday-nighters doing the Southern Crossing over ...   More ▶︎
Griffin Creek Hut

Griffin Creek Hut

A small but lovingly maintained DOC hut in an isolated valley that is home to a number of blue ducks. ...   More ▶︎
Magdalen Hut

Magdalen Hut

Magdalen Hut is the 3rd incarnation on this paddock. Built in 2008, it's sparky and shiny, with 6 bunks.   More ▶︎
Angelus Hut

Angelus Hut

New hut opened in April 2010. A well sited and busy hut next to a lake in an alpine landscape. ...   More ▶︎
Double Hut

Double Hut

A very basic retired mustering hut on the Swin River South Branch, near Lake Heron, and popular with hunters. The ...   More ▶︎
Makarora Hut

Makarora Hut

Makarora Hut (4 bunks, matresses, stove, firewood available, river water) is a simple but comfortable forestry-style hut on flats in ...   More ▶︎
Pinnacles Hut (Coromandel)

Pinnacles Hut (Coromandel)

Situated in the Kauaeranga Valley on the Coromandel Peninsula, this is New Zealand's largest hut, with 80 bunks. Aside from ...   More ▶︎
Kauritatahi Hut

Kauritatahi Hut

This hut is not marked on the map. It is on a part of the old North-South track that is ...   More ▶︎
Burn Hut

Burn Hut

Cool wee hut sitting on the tops a few hours from Mangahoa Dam 2, near Shannon. Great view. Walk in ...   More ▶︎
Pinchgut Hut

Pinchgut Hut

A small but tidy hut in a frosty clearing behind Mount Thomas. Since the hut is small, near Christchurch and ...   More ▶︎
Blue Lake Hut

Blue Lake Hut

Located beside tiny Blue Lake at the head of the Sabine Valley. West, Moss Pass leads to the D'Urville Valley. ...   More ▶︎
Pahautea Hut

Pahautea Hut

10 minutes from the summit of Mount Pirongia in the Pirongia forest park about 30kms West of Hamilton. Very clean ...   More ▶︎
Kime Hut

Kime Hut

The highest hut on the Southern Crossing. Nice view of Masterton through the valley. This hut was replaced in 2014 ...   More ▶︎
Alpha Hut

Alpha Hut

The first Alpha Hut was built in 1915, the 2nd replaced it in 1953 ( it was 6 yards inside ...   More ▶︎
Aspiring Hut

Aspiring Hut

This historic hut in the West Matukituki Valley was constructed of local schist, and opened at Easter 1949. Situated immediately ...   More ▶︎
Anatoki Forks Hut

Anatoki Forks Hut

This hut has a HOT SHOWER. yes a fully operational stove with wet back, and it works well, plenty of ...   More ▶︎
Sandy Bay Hut

Sandy Bay Hut

An excellent hut nestled on the edge of Lake Waikareiti. A perfect alternative if you can't find space on the ...   More ▶︎
Colin Todd Hut

Colin Todd Hut

This 1996 hut replaced the original, constructed in 1960. It was named after one of the best-known Post-War New Zealand ...   More ▶︎
Balloon Hut

Balloon Hut

Gas cooker and heater. Great views of the Arthur Range and over the headwaters of the Leslie River (from Balloon ...   More ▶︎
Liverpool Hut

Liverpool Hut

Located on the steep lower slopes of Mount Barff, this hut offers striking views and a route to the Arawhata ...   More ▶︎
Mid Caples Hut

Mid Caples Hut

A new $535000 hut opened February 2014, to replace the smaller hut on the site. The hut provides pleasant views over ...   More ▶︎
John Tait Hut

John Tait Hut

A good hut situated 5 hours easy walk from the head of Lake Rotoiti. Good views of Mt. Travers up ...   More ▶︎
Nina Hut

Nina Hut

Replacing the old hut down by the river, this hut is located in an elevated clearing with good mountain views. ...   More ▶︎
Cannibal Gorge Hut

Cannibal Gorge Hut

The first hut on the western end of the St James Walkway.   More ▶︎
Woolshed Creek Hut

Woolshed Creek Hut

A new hut situated in a handsome tussock landscape on the Mount Somers Track. Ample camping nearby.   More ▶︎
Julia Hut

Julia Hut

Standard DOC hut at the confluence of Julia and Mary Creeks where they meet the Taipo River. Good hot pools ...   More ▶︎
Syme Hut

Syme Hut

Situated on top of Fantham's Peak, on the southern side of Mt. Egmont   More ▶︎
Turkeys Nest Bivvy

Turkeys Nest Bivvy

Hut at the treeline beneath the Turkeys Nest, an alpine basin in Wye Reserve.   More ▶︎
Piggotts Hut

Piggotts Hut

Piggotts hut at Piggotts campsite in Hunua Ranges Regional Park, controlled by Auckland council. Now has a nice roofed deck and ...   More ▶︎
Youngman (Puketeraki) Hut

Youngman (Puketeraki) Hut

Classic 6 bunk NZFS hut with great working woodstove set in attractive clearing within beech forest at juction of Youngman ...   More ▶︎
Cedar Flat Hut

Cedar Flat Hut

Double hut at the edge of a frost flat beneath the Toaroha Range. Used to be a six bunker. A ...   More ▶︎
Avoca Homestead

Avoca Homestead

This hut is the restored homestead of the Avoca Run, at the junction of Broken River and Slovens Stream (not ...   More ▶︎
Wharepapa Hut

Wharepapa Hut

Wharepapa Hut - a large 5-bunk (8 mattresses) hut 6km from the Wairarapa roadend in the Rimutakas. River water, open ...   More ▶︎
Jans Hut

Jans Hut

Locked sole-occupancy hut on the Orongorongo River. The hut has a gas cooker, utensils, pots, pans, crockery, flush toilet, and ...   More ▶︎
Reischek Hut

Reischek Hut

Reischek Hut (6-bunk, mattresses, stove, firewood, tank water, mountain radio) is a New Zealand Deer Stalkers Association (NZDA) hut on ...   More ▶︎
Motutapere Hut

Motutapere Hut

Motutapere Hut is one of the Forgotten Five hunters huts in the Kaimai Ranges. No longer forgotten and recently renovated including ...   More ▶︎
Puketutu Hut

Puketutu Hut

One of the old North - South Track Huts. This is a great little hut sitting on the top of ...   More ▶︎
Macaulay Hut

Macaulay Hut

Macaulay Hut (14 bunks, matresses, stove, firewood provided, water, bath, mountain radio, gas cookers, lighting) is a luxury option for ...   More ▶︎
Mid Wairoa Hut

Mid Wairoa Hut

Mid Wairoa Hut (6 bunks, matresses, tank & river water, stove) sits on flats 20m above the Left Branch of ...   More ▶︎
Copland Shelter

Copland Shelter

Copland Emergency Shelter on the east side of the Copeland Pass. This is serious country and should only be undertaken ...   More ▶︎
Crosbies Hut

Crosbies Hut

A new hut just opened on 1st September 2010. Located at a nice spot at Crosbies Clearing with spectacular view ...   More ▶︎
Potts Hut

Potts Hut

Refurbished Musterers Hut in Hakatere Conservation Park.   More ▶︎
Waiaua Gorge Hut

Waiaua Gorge Hut

Waiaua Gorge hut, south-west of Mt Egmont. A large hut sleeping 16 in 2 bunkrooms (2 x platform bunks in ...   More ▶︎
Sayers Hut

Sayers Hut

A well maintained historic, but functional hut on the Waiohine River flats in the Tararuas. A beautiful hut, harkening back ...   More ▶︎
Maitland Hut (Ruataniwha)

Maitland Hut (Ruataniwha)

Maitland Hut is a typical 4-bunk forestry style hut in the Maitland valley. The hut's in a large clearing in ...   More ▶︎
Wills Hut

Wills Hut

Wills Hut (4 bunk, Stove, river water) is a standard four bunk forestry style hut on tussock flats in the ...   More ▶︎
Liebig Hut

Liebig Hut

Liebig Hut (6 bunk, matresses, no fire, water at 200m, mountain radio) is a DOC hut on the south side ...   More ▶︎
Daly's Clearing Hut

Daly's Clearing Hut

A 16 bunk standard DOC hut with 2 bunk rooms, kitchen area with indoor running water, and large deck. Outside ...   More ▶︎
Evangeline Bivvy

Evangeline Bivvy

A 2 bunk old Forestry Service bivvy up Evangeline Stream behind Lake Sumner. The small but well equipped biv is ...   More ▶︎
Hamilton Hut

Hamilton Hut

A large hut on the Cass-Lagoon Saddle Track. The hut is well situated on a terrace above the wide Hamilton ...   More ▶︎
West Sabine Hut

West Sabine Hut

Located in the West Branch of the Sabine River, south of Lake Rotoroa.   More ▶︎
Kelman Hut

Kelman Hut

Large and modern alpine hut at the head of the Tasman Glacier.   More ▶︎

Carlyle Hut

Hut on Carlyle Stream, an obscure corner of Lake Sumner Conservation Park beneath the Poplars Range. Generally visited by hunters.   More ▶︎
Paua Hut

Paua Hut

Hut in the Orongorongo Valley, Rimutaka Forest Park, maintained by the Wellington Tramping and Mountaineering Club. The Paua Tramping Club ...   More ▶︎
Welcome Flat Hut

Welcome Flat Hut

A two-storey lodge with wardens' quarters located near the Welcome Flat hot pools. A popular spot year-round. This hut must ...   More ▶︎
Neill Forks Hut

Neill Forks Hut

Hidden away and camouflaged in green and orange. 6 bunks with mattresses. Water from river. The fireplace is OK. Photo ...   More ▶︎
Upper Caples Hut

Upper Caples Hut

Comfortable hut in the Upper Caples Valley. This hut was closed to the public in February 2014, but is now reopened ...   More ▶︎
Rangipo Hut

Rangipo Hut

A welcome spot going either way around the Ruapehu Circut, this hut is located at about the only shelted spot ...   More ▶︎
Top Hut (Te Kahui Kaupeka)

Top Hut (Te Kahui Kaupeka)

Top hut in the upper South Branch of the Ashburton River. 10 bunk hut built 1958 by Mt Arrowsmith Station. Taken ...   More ▶︎

Garston Ski Hut

Located high on the Hector Range next to the Nevis Road, a short drive from Garston.   More ▶︎

Alford Hut

Pleasant woodlined musterers' hut with wooden floor and open fireplace owned by Mt Winterslow Station.   More ▶︎
Nichols Hut

Nichols Hut

Nichols hut - a pleasant, recently renovated 6-bunk hut in the mid Tararuas. It lacks the coast views of Andersons, ...   More ▶︎
Lawrence Bivouac

Lawrence Bivouac

Lawrence Bivouac (sleeps 2 on floor, matresses, stream water) is a small but weatherproof bivouac in the upper Lawrence Valley. ...   More ▶︎
Brodrick Hut

Brodrick Hut

Brodrick Hut (sleeps 6, tank water, stove, firewood available) is a 1960's forestry hut at the base of the Brodrick ...   More ▶︎
Salmon Creek Lower Bivvy

Salmon Creek Lower Bivvy

Last model of NZFS 2 person bivvy (as per Bob's Biv). Curved, corrugated iron cladding with internal plywood lining of ...   More ▶︎
Awatere Hut

Awatere Hut

Nice 3 bunk hutin the ruahines built in 1957, nice ridge travel over from Kashmir rd. Mainly used by hunters. Also 10 ...   More ▶︎
Sunrise Hut

Sunrise Hut

Popular day trip and weekend hut with great views over Hawkes Bay. Located in Buttercup Hollow on the Ruahine Range. ...   More ▶︎
Waiopehu Hut

Waiopehu Hut

Great hut and views but very cold. If you get wet, there is no way to dry yourself or your ...   More ▶︎
Papatahi (Shamrock) Hut

Papatahi (Shamrock) Hut

Locked sole-occupancy hut, formerly known as Shamrock hut. Located on the Orongorongo River.   More ▶︎
Kiwi Saddle Hut (Kaweka Range)

Kiwi Saddle Hut (Kaweka Range)

Kiwi Saddle Hut is located on the ridge 3km west of Kuripapango and some 700m above the Ngaruroro river. The ...   More ▶︎
Thompson's Flat Hut

Thompson's Flat Hut

An old hunters hut near Lake Daniell. This is a private hut on private land.   More ▶︎
Downie Hut

Downie Hut

Downie Hut is an old board and batten hut with a large open fire place. The original shingle roof now ...   More ▶︎

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.