Places to stay

Lake Sumner Conservation Park

Cold Stream Hut
Cold Stream Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 6.
A 6-7 bunk hut reached by walking up the jollybrook and taking cold stream tribuary. Good facilities and water close by also access into Glenrae river and onto surrounding peaks. Walking up cold st...
Magdalen Hut
Magdalen Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 6.
Magdalen Hut is the 3rd incarnation on this paddock. Built in 2008, it's sparky and shiny, with 6 bunks.
Hurunui Hut
Hurunui Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 15.
Large tramping hut on river terrace above the Hurunui valley. The hut is near the roadend, and as such convenient for those arriving in the evening for an early morning start. The pack-horse track...
Carlyle Hut
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (DOC). Capacity: 8.
Hut on Carlyle Stream, an obscure corner of Lake Sumner Conservation Park beneath the Poplars Range. Generally visited by hunters.
Evangeline Bivvy
Evangeline Bivvy
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (DOC). Capacity: 2.
A 2 bunk old Forestry Service bivvy up Evangeline Stream behind Lake Sumner. The small but well equipped biv is comfortable and has a fireplace and small bench. A stream runs right beside the bivvy...
Boyle Flats Hut
Boyle Flats Hut
Hut Serviced Hut (DOC). Capacity: 20.
Perched high above the river on a grassy bench, Boyle Flats Hut is accessed via a swingbridge over the Boyle.
Mackenzie Hut
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (DOC). Capacity: 6.
Located near the head of Mackenzie Stream north of the Hurunui River.
Harper Pass Biv
Harper Pass Biv
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (DOC). Capacity: 2.
Harpers Pass Biv (2 bed, matresses, stream water, no fire) is a small bivvy 1.5km below the Harper Pass. Weather-tight and a handy lunch spot on a rainy, windy day. Reportedly cold on a winters n...
Three Mile Stream Hut
Three Mile Stream Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 7.
Nice hut with two sleeping areas of three bunks each on a terrace above Three Mile Stream. This hut doesn't see many visitors. It is the same design as nearby Jollie Brook Hut.
Devils Den Bivouac
Devils Den Bivouac
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (DOC). Capacity: 2.
Devils Den / Devilskin bivouac (2 beds) is a brand new bivouac ABOVE Devilskin Pass. Built in 2008, this new no. replaces its predecessor which was below the bushline. The biv makes a great em...
Jollie Brook Hut
Jollie Brook Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 7.
A hut east of Lake Sumner with two separate bunkrooms, situated in a grassy clearing with water available from the river.
Gabriel Hut
Gabriel Hut
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (DOC). Capacity: 4.
An old, small hut near Lake Sumner. Still serviceable, with canvas bunks.
Lake Man Bivouac
Lake Man Bivouac
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (DOC). Capacity: 2.
Lake Man Bivouac (2 bunk, no fire, stream water) is a basic bivouac 50m below the bushline near the head of the Kedron Valley. This lies on the Doubtful valley side of the Lake Man Pass to the Hop...
Top Hope Hut
Top Hope Hut
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (DOC). Capacity: 6.
Top Hope Hut.
Hope - Kiwi Lodge
Hope - Kiwi Lodge
Hut Serviced Hut (DOC). Capacity: 20.
Hope Kiwi Lodge (sleeps 20, matresses, stove, tank water) is a large modern tramping hut on the grassy flats of the Kiwi River valley. The hut lies 2km south of the confluence with the Hope River....
Mackenzie Bivvy
Mackenzie Bivvy
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (DOC). Capacity: 2.
Located in the East Branch of Mackenzie Stream, north of the Hurunui River. Canvas bunks.
Upper Nina Biv
Upper Nina Biv
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (DOC). Capacity: 2.
Small hut on the Nina River. Two canvas bunks.
Glenrae Hut
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (DOC). Capacity: 6.
Simple iron hut on river flats near where the Glenrae River enters forest. Generally used by hunters. From here, the Glenrae Biv is about 2.5 hours upstream.
Doubtless Hut
Doubtless Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 6.
Doubtless Hut. In the Doubtful River valley, further up from Doubtful hut.
Hope Halfway Hut
Hope Halfway Hut
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (DOC). Capacity: 6.
Hope Halfway hut is halfway up the Hope valley from the Lewis Pass road to Hope-Kiwi lodge. It's pretty rough, but useful when travelling by shuttle which passes through in the middle of the day.
No. 3 Hut / Number Three Hut
No. 3 Hut / Number Three Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 16.
No. 3 Hut (16 beds in 2 rooms, wood-burning stove, tank/creek water) is a lovely historic hut on flats in the mid reaches of the Hurunui River. The hut is well built and lined with macrocarpa timb...
North Esk Hut
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (DOC). Capacity: 3.
Dilapidated hut on the North Esk River.
Camerons Hut (Lake Sumner)
Camerons Hut (Lake Sumner)
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (DOC). Capacity: 4.
A draughty tin hut with an open fire and concrete floor - but homely.
Upper South Branch Hurunui Hut
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (DOC). Capacity: 3.
Old hut on the Hurunui River South Branch beneath the Dampier and Crawford Ranges.
Glenrae Bivvy
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 2.
Small dishevelled hut on the Glenrae River underneath the Glynn Wye Range. Canvas bunks.
Steyning Hut
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (DOC). Capacity: 6.
Hut located on the edge of Lake Sumner Forest Park.
Windy Point Shelter
Windy Point Shelter
Hut Shelter (DOC).
Windy Point Shelter

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.