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.


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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Woolshed Creek Hut

Woolshed Creek Hut

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

Hopeless Creek Hut

An older , little used hut off the Travers Valley leading to Sunset Saddle and Angelus Hut.   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Cannibal Gorge Hut

Cannibal Gorge Hut

The first hut on the western end of the St James Walkway.   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Crow Hut (Kahurangi)

Crow Hut (Kahurangi)

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

Waihaha Hut

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

Rangiwahia Hut

A tidy popular hut. Great views. Good camping on the tops about 40 minutes further along track.   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Turkeys Nest Bivvy

Turkeys Nest Bivvy

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

Syme Hut

Situated on top of Fantham's Peak, on the southern side of Mt. Egmont   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
South Temple Hut

South Temple Hut

South Temple Hut (6 bunks, stove, firewood avail., tank water) is a pleasent 6-bunk tramping hut in the South Temple. ...   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Edwards Hut

Edwards Hut

Well built hut, sleeps 16 people.   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 ▶︎
Castle Rocks Hut

Castle Rocks Hut

Small Hut, 8 bunks, wood stove. 5 minute walk to Castle Rock, a large granite outcrop with great views over ...   More ▶︎
Kelman Hut

Kelman Hut

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

Kennedy Hut

Kennedy Hut / Kennedy Memorial Hut (6 bunks, matresses, stove, tank & stream water) is a spacious 6 bed hut ...   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 ▶︎

Carlyle Hut

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

Cookies Hut

Former musterers' hut oft used by hunters. Now owned and newly renovated by DoC as of Feb 2016.   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Oturere Hut

Oturere Hut

A grand location on the east side of Ngauruhoe in the Tongariro National Park. The smallish living area has 2 ...   More ▶︎
Packhorse Hut

Packhorse Hut

A stone hut perched on a saddle next to Mount Bradley, with commanding views of Lyttelton Harbour. The "Sign of ...   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
South Ohau Hut

South Ohau Hut

A new hut opened in October 2008 replaces an older hut that now forms the base for the woodshed. The ...   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Thompson's Flat Hut

Thompson's Flat Hut

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

Bark Bay Hut

Located at the Bark Bay estuary on the coast immediately south of Tonga Island Marine Reserve.   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎

Crooked Spur Hut

A beech-pole hut constructed 1947, and located about 1 hour's climb above the streambed of Bush Stream near Mesopotamia. Used ...   More ▶︎
Tarn Ridge Hut

Tarn Ridge Hut

This modern hut (1995?) replaces the smaller hut at the north end of Tarn Ridge and may replace Dorset Ridge ...   More ▶︎
Lake Christabel Hut

Lake Christabel Hut

A tidy hut situated on the TL bank of the Blue Grey River about 20 minutes above Lake Christabel near ...   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 ▶︎
Tutuwai Hut

Tutuwai Hut

Set on a bank above a river flat (good camping). Gas stoves and running water. Potbelly stove. Well-built modern hut.   More ▶︎
Cameron Hut (Rangitata/Rakaia)

Cameron Hut (Rangitata/Rakaia)

Located close to Arrowsmith Range at the head of the Cameron River valley. This is a Canterbury Mountaineering Club Hut, ...   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 ▶︎
Goat Pass Hut

Goat Pass Hut

Large hut on the popular Mingha-Deception route   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Esquilant Bivvy Hut

Esquilant Bivvy Hut

Small hut located on Wright's Col in the Rees Valley.   More ▶︎
Boyle Flats Hut

Boyle Flats Hut

Perched high above the river on a grassy bench, Boyle Flats Hut is accessed via a swingbridge over the Boyle.   More ▶︎
Broken River Hut

Broken River Hut

Located upstream of Avoca Homestead.   More ▶︎
Herepai Hut

Herepai Hut

An older huts lower than the bush line. It has a cast-iron fire, two platforms for sleeping quarter. It holds ...   More ▶︎
Cupola basin Hut

Cupola basin Hut

A hut on the bushline with great views, well worth the up-hill grunt to get there.Even more spectacular when visited ...   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.