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.


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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Rangiwahia Hut

Rangiwahia Hut

A tidy popular hut. Great views. Good camping on the tops about 40 minutes further along 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, 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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Hopeless Creek Hut

Hopeless Creek Hut

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

Waihaha Hut

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

Alpha Hut

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

Caroline Creek Bivvy

A nice little bivvy with 2 canvas bunks and an open fire   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Edwards Hut

Edwards Hut

Well built hut, sleeps 16 people.   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 ▶︎
Slip Flat hut

Slip Flat hut

Cute little hut tucked away on Slip Flat in the Greenstone Valley. It is a deer hunting hut but DOC ...   More ▶︎
Kirwans hut

Kirwans hut

Perched up near a ridge top this hut location commands good views to the south and west. This popular hut ...   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Lakehead Hut

Lakehead Hut

A large modern hut. Lots of sandflies. Note that access to Coldwater Hut across the valley is either a 2-3 ...   More ▶︎
Routeburn Falls Hut

Routeburn Falls Hut

A modern hut on the Routeburn track. It is at bushline on the edge of the cirque that leads 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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Cookies Hut

Cookies Hut

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

Broken River Hut

Located upstream of Avoca Homestead.   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Rod Donald Hut

Rod Donald Hut

Tidy split level hut owned by the Rod Donald Trust and for public use. The hut is located on Te ...   More ▶︎
Shelter Rock Hut

Shelter Rock Hut

In the Rees Valley. One of the huts on the Rees-Dart Track   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Kennedy Hut

Kennedy Hut

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

Ces Clark Memorial Hut

A nice hut built in 1986. It is named after NZ Forest Service Ranger Ces Clark who was in charge ...   More ▶︎
Bark Bay Hut

Bark Bay Hut

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

Mid Taipo hut

An ex NZFS hut that was built in 1973. In the 70's it was known as "New Mid Taipo" because ...   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 ▶︎
Atiwhakatu Hut

Atiwhakatu Hut

A neat and tidy hut. New hut has a water supply. Handy for a head start on a Friday night. ...   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 ▶︎
Black Hill Hut

Black Hill Hut

Six bunk just below the bushline in dry beech forest on Black Hill. Enclosed wood burner, rainwater supply; nice and ...   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Huxley Forks Hut

Huxley Forks Hut

Huxley Forks Hut (6-bunk, matresses, stove, firewood, tank/creek water) is an old, homely forestry-style hut at the forks of the ...   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Martins Bay Hut

Martins Bay Hut

Martins Bay Hut is a large modern hut in an amazing location overlooking the sandbar between Lake McKerrow and the ...   More ▶︎
Kelman Hut

Kelman Hut

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

Goat Pass Hut

Large hut on the popular Mingha-Deception route   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Mangatutu Hut [destroyed]

Mangatutu Hut [destroyed]

A rarely visited hut in an obscure corner of Pureora Forest Park, just north of the Rangitoto Range.   More ▶︎
Three Mile Stream Hut

Three Mile Stream Hut

Nice hut with two sleeping areas of three bunks each on a terrace above Three Mile Stream. This hut doesn't ...   More ▶︎
Teal Bay Hut

Teal Bay Hut

This hut is most frequently visited by Hunters and is accessible by boat primarily, down Lake Hauroko. Boating on this ...   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 ▶︎
Top Forks Hut (Wilkin)

Top Forks Hut (Wilkin)

There are two huts at Top Forks (total 16 bunks, stove / fireplace, firewood available, tank water). The smaller is ...   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎

Carlyle Hut

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