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.


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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎

Central Waiau Hut

Central Waiau Hut   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎

Glenrae Hut

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

Mingha Biv

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

Splugeons Rock Shelter

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

Kellys Hunters Hut

Basic hut maintained by the Rakiura Hunter Camp Trust at Kellys Beach, Port Adventure, Stewart Island.   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 ▶︎
Waiopaoa Hut

Waiopaoa Hut

Waiopaoa Hut   More ▶︎
Ngahiramai Hut

Ngahiramai Hut

Ngahiramai (Ngaheramai) DOC Hut in the Whakatane river valley.   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
West Sabine Hut

West Sabine Hut

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

Moturau Hut

Lame Duck Hut

Lame Duck Hut

Small hut in the Karangarua Valley.   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Kennedy Hut

Kennedy Hut

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

Cookies Hut

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

Loch Maree Hut

On the Dusky track.   More ▶︎
Supper Cove Hut

Supper Cove Hut

On the Dusky Track.   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 ▶︎
Boulder Lake Hut

Boulder Lake Hut

Standard DOC hut on the shore of Boulder Lake   More ▶︎
Hopeless Creek Hut

Hopeless Creek Hut

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

West Burn Hut

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

Bark Bay Hut

Located at the Bark Bay estuary on the coast immediately south of Tonga Island Marine Reserve.   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Long Harry Hut (palace)

Long Harry Hut (palace)

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

Otapukawa Hut

Otapukawa hut   More ▶︎
Whanganui Hut

Whanganui Hut

Whanganui hut   More ▶︎

Hauroko Burn Hut

Hut at the southern terminus of the Dusky Track. The hut is on the northern shoreline of Lake Hauroko.   More ▶︎

Junction Burn Hut

Hut on the shore of South West Arm, Lake Te Anau.   More ▶︎

Chancellor Hut

This historic hut is located 200m above Fox Glacier on Chancellor Ridge. The bunk room was formally the women's room. ...   More ▶︎

Haast Hut

Climbers' hut located on the Haast Ridge, below Plateau Hut and the Grand Plateau.   More ▶︎
Moa Stream Hut

Moa Stream Hut

Hut in Moa Stream, off the Wilberforce River. Note that nearby Fanghill and Moa Huts are private.   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 ▶︎

Southwest Arm Hunters Hut

Basic hut maintained by the Rakiura Hunter Camp Trust opposite Freds Camp in South West Arm on Stewart Island. Just ...   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Lincoln Hut

Lincoln Hut

A basic 2-bunk hut at the mid Oreti valley, Eyre Mountains. The hut has an open fire but is otherwise ...   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎

McCoy Hut

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