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.


Caroline Hut

Caroline Hut

Private, locked hut on the Ball Ridge. This hut is used by guided parties on the Ball Pass route. For ...   More ▶︎
Waiau Hut

Waiau Hut

New hut on the Waiau Pass Track and Te Araroa Trail. This hut was opened 27 January 2018, and constructed ...   More ▶︎
Worsley Hut

Worsley Hut

12 bunk (DOC say 20 but there's only 12 mattresses and 12 places for them) hut at the mouth of ...   More ▶︎

Little Kyeburn Huts

Two ex-musteters huts beside the Little Kyenurn River on the boundary of Oteake. The bunkroom is rough but the cookhouse ...   More ▶︎

Boundary Peak Hut (Brunner Range)

From Mt Curtis and along the ridge to Boundary Peak is all easy quick travel and the 2km bush section ...   More ▶︎
Mt Curtis Hut

Mt Curtis Hut

This newish hut completed 2012 is a replacement hut for the old Mt Curtis Hut. The new hut is the ...   More ▶︎

Puteore Hut

Lovely little 6 bunk hut (standard) in the Whanganui region (Matemateonga Range). Track from Upper Mangahu Rd badly overgrown and ...   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 ▶︎
Colenso Hut

Colenso Hut

Colenso Hut lies not at its namesake, Lake Colenso, but 5 minutes away on the terraces of the Mangatera River ...   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Rocks Hut

Rocks Hut

The most luxurious hut in the Richmond Forest Park. Flush toilets, great views, 4 sleeping platforms, wekas resident nearby (and ...   More ▶︎
Browning Hut

Browning Hut

Water from the nearby creek. Nice and bright inside due to skylights. Some wasps and mosquitoes seen and mice suspected. ...   More ▶︎
Ahuriri Base Hut

Ahuriri Base Hut

Hut by the Ahuriri River near the end of Birchwood Road. The hut was built in 1958 and has space ...   More ▶︎

Central Waiau Hut

Central Waiau Hut   More ▶︎
Anchorage Hut

Anchorage Hut

This new $720000 hut was opened October 2013, replacing a 24 bunk hut built in 1973. The hut and campsite are ...   More ▶︎
Hacket Hut

Hacket Hut

This 6 bunk hut lies on the western edge of Mt Richmond Forest Park and is only 1½ hours walk ...   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 ▶︎
Bell Town / Manunui hut

Bell Town / Manunui hut

A replacement hut for the Little Wanganui hut that was a little upstream on the other side of the river. ...   More ▶︎
Ikawetea Forks Hut

Ikawetea Forks Hut

Ikawetea (Ikawatea) Forks Hut has become one of the remotest huts in the Ruahines. Land to its east has been ...   More ▶︎
Anti Crow Hut

Anti Crow Hut

In the Waimakariri valley near Anti Crow River. The previous Anti Crow Hut used to be the CMC hut about half ...   More ▶︎
Hinerua Hut

Hinerua Hut

Hinerua hut is on Hinerua Ridge in Ruahine Forest Park. A tidy 4-bunk lined hut with a good woodburner. A far ...   More ▶︎
Holyoake Clearing Shelter

Holyoake Clearing Shelter

This is a fairly new bivvy in the Abel Tasman National Park that is situated roughly half way between the ...   More ▶︎
Splugeons Rock Shelter

Splugeons Rock Shelter

A great hut built into a natural rock shelter. Water available from a nearby stream.   More ▶︎
Mangahao Flats Hut

Mangahao Flats Hut

A huge modern hut put in between (now removed) Harris Creek Hut and (now removed) Avalanche Flats Hut. Approximately five ...   More ▶︎
Mingha Biv

Mingha Biv

Just south of Goat Pass, this bivvy is planned for removal.   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎

Glenrae Hut

Simple iron hut on river flats near where the Glenrae River enters forest. Generally used by hunters. From here, the ...   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 ▶︎
Waiopaoa Hut

Waiopaoa Hut

Waiopaoa Hut   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 ▶︎
Woolshed Creek Hut

Woolshed Creek Hut

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

Back Ridge Hut

A forestry hut (4 bunks, stove, firewood available, stream water) on the valley floor 5 minutes off the main Back ...   More ▶︎
Kawakawa Hut

Kawakawa Hut

Kawakawa Hut is a pleasent ex-forestry service hut in the Haurangi Forest Park. The hut sits on broad river flats ...   More ▶︎
Bull Paddock Creek Hut

Bull Paddock Creek Hut

Hut on the Raglan Range, east of the Wairau River. The hut is located near the bush line in Bull ...   More ▶︎

Kellys Hunters Hut

Basic hut maintained by the Rakiura Hunter Camp Trust at Kellys Beach, Port Adventure, Stewart Island.   More ▶︎
Turere Lodge

Turere Lodge

Locked hut on the Orongorongo River. The hut has 4 sole-occupancy bunk rooms which must be booked. Each bunk room ...   More ▶︎
Moa Park Shelter

Moa Park Shelter

This is an older hut that has been downgraded to Shelter status. It is on the Abel Tasman inland track ...   More ▶︎
Ngahiramai Hut

Ngahiramai Hut

Ngahiramai (Ngaheramai) DOC Hut in the Whakatane river valley.   More ▶︎
Otamatapaio Hut

Otamatapaio Hut

4 bunk DOC hut at head of Otamatapaio river. Tidy and warm hut with excellent toilet. Good access to tops. ...   More ▶︎
Boundary Creek Hut (Oteake)

Boundary Creek Hut (Oteake)

A recently refurbished 8-bunk hut in the West Branch of the Manuherikia, part of the Oteake Conservation Area which now ...   More ▶︎
Oronui Hut

Oronui Hut

Oronui Hut. A standard 6-bunk hut in the eastern Raukumara Forest Park. 6 bunks, woodburner, tank water. The hut is up ...   More ▶︎
Washpool Hut

Washpool Hut

A standard DOC hut in the Haurangi Ranges on a small terrace in thick bush 60m above Washpool Creek. It ...   More ▶︎
Boulder Lake Hut

Boulder Lake Hut

Standard DOC hut on the shore of Boulder Lake   More ▶︎
Christmas Flat Hut

Christmas Flat Hut

Located on Christmas Flat in the head of the Karangarua Valley. Mainly used by hunting parties who helicopter in. Because ...   More ▶︎
Jubilee Hut

Jubilee Hut

A brand new hut built by DOC in the Silver Peaks to replace the old hut that was built for ...   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 ▶︎
Karamea Bend Hut

Karamea Bend Hut

Newer, bigger hut than the original, which is now locked up for DOC workers. Pity, coz it had such an ...   More ▶︎
Back Ridge Bivouac

Back Ridge Bivouac

Back ridge Biv (sleeps 2-3, stream water) is a typical North-Island bivouac, with 2 matresses on the floor, and space ...   More ▶︎
Starveall Hut

Starveall Hut

A standard DOC hut with six bunks and a wood burner situated on the bushline 45 minutes below the ridge ...   More ▶︎
Kennedy Hut

Kennedy Hut

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

Maungahuka Hut

The original hut (pictured) has been replaced by a new hut on the same location. Sleeps 12, but has no ...   More ▶︎
Salisbury Lodge

Salisbury Lodge

A big beautiful hut. Four large sleeping platforms with mattresses. Gas cookers (2 sets of 4 rings) and 2 gas ...   More ▶︎
Speargrass Hut

Speargrass Hut

Previously a small cosy hut, but now a brand new roomy hut with two sleeping platforms, L shaped stainless steel ...   More ▶︎
West Sabine Hut

West Sabine Hut

Located in the West Branch of the Sabine River, south of Lake Rotoroa.   More ▶︎
Sign of the Bellbird

Sign of the Bellbird

Open stone shelter on Summit Road, Christchurch. The shelter overlooks Kennedys Bush, where there are a number of short walks. This ...   More ▶︎
Moturau Hut

Moturau Hut

Loch Maree Hut

Loch Maree Hut

On the Dusky track.   More ▶︎
Supper Cove Hut

Supper Cove Hut

On the Dusky Track.   More ▶︎
Lame Duck Hut

Lame Duck Hut

Small hut in the Karangarua Valley.   More ▶︎
Cookies Hut

Cookies Hut

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

Island Forks Hut

Island Forks (Biodiversity) Hut is a standard 2-bunk DOC Biv in the Tararuas. The name is somewhat confusing as it's ...   More ▶︎

Ellis Hut / Murderer's Hut (Hawke's Bay)

Historic hut unavailable for accommodation. The hut was built 1884 for Poporangi Station, and constructed of pit sawn weatherboards. The ...   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Bark Bay Hut

Bark Bay Hut

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

Hopeless Creek Hut

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

Hapuku Hut

A small hut surrounded by forest on the Hapuku River near Mount Fyffe. A few small camping spots are located ...   More ▶︎
West Harper Hut

West Harper Hut

An historic hut on the Harper River with axe-cut beams, canvas bunks and a dirt floor. Although basic, this hut ...   More ▶︎
Wheel Creek hut

Wheel Creek hut

Located on a flat amongst beech forest in the headwaters of Wheel Creek a tributary of the Maruia River. It ...   More ▶︎
Meg Hut

Meg Hut

An old corrugated iron mustering hut next to the Roaring Meg, near Cardrona. This hut was constructed in 1926 to ...   More ▶︎

West Burn Hut

Small hut on the western shoreline of North Mavora Lake. Note no toilet.   More ▶︎
Deep Creek Hut

Deep Creek Hut

1891 musterers' hut on the Pisa Range. This hut has become public following land tenure review, and has been restored ...   More ▶︎
Long Harry Hut (palace)

Long Harry Hut (palace)

Location, location, location. Gorgeous hut in incredibly picturesque setting above cliffs with accessible beaches.   More ▶︎
Almer Hut

Almer Hut

Located on the top of Franz Josef Glacier, this was the first prefabricated and air-lifted hut in Westland National Park, ...   More ▶︎

Hideaway Hut

A musterers' hut of corrugated iron and beech poles, thought to date from the 1890s.   More ▶︎
Otapukawa Hut

Otapukawa Hut

Otapukawa hut   More ▶︎
Stafford Hut

Stafford Hut

A nice new hut in a stunning spot in South Westland   More ▶︎
Top Tuke hut

Top Tuke hut

This four bunk hut is located on the TR in the head basin of the Tuke River a tributary of ...   More ▶︎
Mountain House

Mountain House

A small 3-sided shelter now occupies the site where the infamous Mountain House once stood. Originally a 3 room structure ...   More ▶︎
Mole Hut

Mole Hut

A brilliant hut to visit close to Murchison within the Tutaki Conservation Area, on the edge of Nelson Lakes National ...   More ▶︎
Otukota Hut

Otukota Hut

Otukota Hut sits on a small shelf 50m above the Maropea River. It's an older forestry-style hut in tatty condition ...   More ▶︎
Te Pua Hut

Te Pua Hut

Situated in a large clearing next to the Tauranga River this is a great little hut, featuring a very efficient ...   More ▶︎
Big Hut

Big Hut

This hut was built by the Otago Ski Club in the 1950s in an unsuccessful attempt to develop a ski ...   More ▶︎
Ohora Hut

Ohora Hut

Ohora Hut (19 bunk, stove, firewood) is a large, multiple-roomed hut 500m from the confluence of the Ohora and Whakatane ...   More ▶︎

McCoy Hut

McCoy hut is a six bunk hut located on the confluence of Franceis River and McCoy Stream, which flows down ...   More ▶︎
Makakoere Hut

Makakoere Hut

Located about half way up the Makakoere Stream this hut could easily be missed and I have heard stories of ...   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 ▶︎
Crow Hut (Kahurangi)

Crow Hut (Kahurangi)

Tucked away on a terrace at the confluence of Crow River and the mighty Karamea River.   More ▶︎
Pinnacles Hut (Hakatere)

Pinnacles Hut (Hakatere)

A well-situated hut on the Mount Somers Track. The columnar basalt cliffs of Mount Somers provide a handsome backdrop. Limited ...   More ▶︎

Monowai Hut

Monowai Hut (12 beds, wood-burning stove, water) is a large hut at the north-western end of Lake Monowai. Sadly it ...   More ▶︎
Army Hut

Army Hut

Although basic by DOC's categories, this is a comfortable, well appointed 4-bed hut, maintained by local volunteers from Te Anau. ...   More ▶︎
Kiwi Burn Hut

Kiwi Burn Hut

Kiwi Burn Hut (12 bunks, wood-burning stove, water, firewood available) is a purpose built tramping hut located on the grassy ...   More ▶︎
Whanganui Hut

Whanganui Hut

Whanganui hut   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.