Places to stay

Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park

Mueller Hut
Mueller Hut
Hut Serviced Alpine Hut (DOC). Capacity: 28.
Mueller hut is surrounded by Mt. Cook and other 3000m peaks, making it a scenic place to stay. In summer numerous icefalls can be seen and heard tumbling down to the Mueller glacier below. There ar...
Copland Shelter
Copland Shelter
Hut Shelter (DOC). Capacity: 4.
Copland Emergency Shelter on the east side of the Copeland Pass. This is serious country and should only be undertaken by experienced and suitably equipped parties. Check with DOC for the latest re...
Kelman Hut
Kelman Hut
Hut Serviced Alpine Hut (DOC). Capacity: 22.
Large and modern alpine hut at the head of the Tasman Glacier.
Liebig Hut
Liebig Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 6.
Liebig Hut (6 bunk, matresses, no fire, water at 200m, mountain radio) is a DOC hut on the south side of the Murchinson River. It's cold with no fire - but views of the glaciers & 3000m+ peaks opp...
Hooker Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 12.
Historic hut built in 1909/10 and situated near the moraine wall of the Hooker Glacier. It has been shifted twice as the moraine has collapsed. Two rooms and two entrances. Removed by DOC in May, 2...
Caroline Hut
Caroline Hut
Hut Private hut (Private).
Private, locked hut on the Ball Ridge. This hut is used by guided parties on the Ball Pass route. For the general public, the hut offers water, and toilet. There is also an emergency shelter here.
Red Stag Hut
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (NZDA). Capacity: 6.
NZDA hut on the true left of the Godley River. This hut can be driven to with a 4WD.
Godley Hut
Godley Hut
Hut Standard Hut (NZAC). Capacity: 8.
Historic hut opened 24 December 1934. This hut is located above Fitzgerald Stream at the head of the Godley Valley, and surrounded by glaciers and lakes.
Plateau Hut
Plateau Hut
Hut Serviced Alpine Hut (DOC). Capacity: 33.
Alpine hut on the Grand Plateau beneath Aoraki / Mount Cook.
Barron Saddle Hut
Hut Serviced Alpine Hut (DOC). Capacity: 8.
An iron cylinder near Barron Saddle.
Onslow Hut (Steffan Memorial Hut)
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (NZDA). Capacity: 4.
NZDA hut located on the Murchison River just below the glacier lake.
Ball Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 3.
Small Hut on the moraine next to the Tasman Glacier, just south of the Ball Glacier. The first hut was built near here in 1891, and was destroyed by avalanche in 1925. The second hut lasted 50 ...
Murchison Hut
Hut Serviced Alpine Hut (NZAC). Capacity: 10.
This hut sits high above the Muchison Glacier.
Haast Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 4.
Climbers' hut located on the Haast Ridge, below Plateau Hut and the Grand Plateau.
Tasman Saddle Hut
Hut Serviced Alpine Hut (DOC). Capacity: 14.
Mountaineering hut located at the head of the Haupapa / Tasman Glacier.
Eade Memorial Hut
Hut Private hut (NZDA). Capacity: 6.
NZDA hut located moraine, on the true left of the Godley River, close to a number of glaciers and lakes.

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.

Campsite categories

Great Walks Campsite
Campsites are available on most Great Walks, usually next to huts. Great Walks pass required, bookings may be required. Toilets, water supply. No use of hut facilities not available.
Serviced, Scenic, or Standard Campsite
Accessible by car or boat, and offering a range of facilities.
Basic Campsite
Accessible by car or boat, but with minimal facilities. No fees or bookings. Toilet, water may be from stream.
Backcountry Campsite
Walk-in access. Fees vary. No bookings. Toilet, water may be from stream.