Places to stay

Mount Richmond Forest Park

Red Hills Hut
Red Hills Hut
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (DOC). Capacity: 6.
The Red Hills Hut sits on the saddle between the Motueka (right branch) and the Wairau, and at the base of the Red Hills Ridge. The 60-year old hut was replaced in March 2010. The hut makes a good ...
Mid Wairoa Hut
Mid Wairoa Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 6.
Mid Wairoa Hut (6 bunks, matresses, tank & river water, stove) sits on flats 20m above the Left Branch of the Wairoa River. The river has good swimming holes, and but for the sandflies this would m...
Fosters Hut
Fosters Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 4.
Fosters Hut (4 bunks, matresses, stove, tank water) is a typical 4-bed forestry hut. It sits in a clearing on the summit of the Richmond Ranges just east of Fosters Clearing, overlooking Blenheim...
Mt Sunday Biv
Mt Sunday Biv
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (DOC). Capacity: 2.
Mt Sunday biv
Starveall Hut
Starveall Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 6.
A standard DOC hut with six bunks and a wood burner situated on the bushline 45 minutes below the ridge leading to the summit of Mt. Starveall.Great views over Nelson area and out over the bay to M...
Top Wairoa Hut
Top Wairoa Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 6.
Top Wairoa hut (6 bunks, matresses, fire - limited scrubby firewood, river water) huddles amidst Manuka scrub above the north forks of the Wairoa River (left branch). It's a pleasent ex-forestry h...
Mt Fell Hut
Mt Fell Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 6.
Mount Fell Hut (sleeps 6, wood-burning stove, firewood available, tank water). The hut lies just inside the bush below Mt Fell Summit. A signposted, poled track leads down from the ridgel...
Richmond Saddle Hut
Richmond Saddle Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 6.
Hut near Mt. Richmond, on the saddle, nice view to Nelson Bay, and Abel Tasman. Beautiful sunset.
Old Man Hut
Old Man Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 6.
Old Man Hut (sleeps 6, wood-burning stove, firewood available, tank & stream water) sits in a large grassy clearing between Old Man peak and Mt Rintoul. The hut is down a side-track, about 1km (30...
Fishtail Hut
Fishtail Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 4.
Fishtail hut (4 bunk, matresses, tank water, no fire) is located on a plateau half way up the scree face on the south side of Mt Fishtail. The hut is effectively a large bivvy, with 4 bunks - and ...
Tarn Hut
Tarn Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 5.
Tarn Hut (5 bunks, matresses, stove, tank & stream water) is located in a clearing at the south end of a small tarn on the main Richmond Range south of Bishops Cap. The hut and tarn are 300m east ...
Hacket Hut
Hacket Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 6.
This 6 bunk hut lies on the western edge of Mt Richmond Forest Park and is only 1½ hours walk from the Aniseed Valley. The hut has a wood burner and water is taken from the nearby Hacket Creek. Bed...
Third House Hut
Third House Hut
Hut (DOC).
Double sided open shelter. Overnight use prohibited.
Beebys hut
Beebys hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 6.
Beebys hut
Mount Rintoul Hut
Mount Rintoul Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 6.
Rintoul Hut / Mount Rintoul Hut (6 beds, matresses, stove, tank water) lies on the Alpine Route, 100m below the bushline on the main ridge of the Richmond Ranges, as it heads west from Mt Rintoul t...
Porters Creek Hut
Porters Creek Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 6.
A basic hut on the edge of the Red Hills mineral belt.
Mount Malita Hut
Mount Malita Hut
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (NA).
Hut near the summit of Mount Malita (959m) on the edge of Mount Richmond Forest Park. Not listed as a DOC hut.
Boulder Stream Hut [Removed]
Hut Removed!
Removed February 2012.
Lower Goulter Hut
Lower Goulter Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 8.
Lower Goulter hut
Captains Creek Hut
Captains Creek Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 6.
Captains Creek Hut
Devils Creek Hut
Devils Creek Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 6.
A tidy hut on the Wakamarina Track. Has wood-burner.
Lake Chalice Hut
Lake Chalice Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 8.
South Marlborough Hut near the end of Northbank/Topline/Staircase Roads, with water from a stream, and the lake 5 minutes further.
Rocks Hut
Rocks Hut
Hut Serviced Hut (DOC). Capacity: 20.
The most luxurious hut in the Richmond Forest Park. Flush toilets, great views, 4 sleeping platforms, wekas resident nearby (and maybe kiwi as well).
Pine Valley Hut
Hut Removed!
Pine Valley hut Burnt down mid 2014
Mid Goulter Hut
Mid Goulter Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 8.
Mid Goulter hut
Hunters hut (Mt Richmond)
Hunters hut (Mt Richmond)
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 8.
cosy 8 bunk hut on ridge left branch motueka river not that easy to find on old maps
Slaty Hut
Slaty Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 6.
On the Mt Richmond Alpine Route.
Browning Hut
Browning Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 8.
Water from the nearby creek. Nice and bright inside due to skylights. Some wasps and mosquitoes seen and mice suspected. Bed layout as giant bunk, table and bench supplied plus airer for wet garments.
Dun Mountain Hut
Dun Mountain Hut
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (DOC). Capacity: 2.
Really a shelter or bivouac but has water tank, stove and long drop (toilet).
Roebuck Hut
Roebuck Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 6.
A remote, cosy hut in a great location (sandflies!) within the Richmond Forest Park near Nelson.
Middy Hut
Middy Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 6.
Nice location but tons of sandflies on the river bank.

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.