Places to stay

Ahuriri Conservation Park

Top Hut (Ahuriri)
Top Hut (Ahuriri)
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (DOC). Capacity: 3.
This hut now (Jan 2009) boasts 2 wooden bunks with matresses in place of the sack bunks described in 2005. Fireplace (plenty of firewood around) and creek water. A lovely spot at the top of the Ah...
Shamrock Hut (Ahuriri)
Shamrock Hut (Ahuriri)
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (DOC). Capacity: 2.
Shamrock Hut (2 bunks, matreses, fireplace, firewood avail., stream water) is an old station hut in the mid-reaches of the Ahuriri. The hut sits on the bushline beside a small stream and firewood /...
Ahuriri Base Hut
Ahuriri Base Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 6.
Hut by the Ahuriri River near the end of Birchwood Road. The hut was built in 1958 and has space around for camping. Tracks lead upriver, or over into the Dingle Burn.
East Branch Ahuriri (Quailburn) Hut
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (DOC). Capacity: 6.
This historic beech pole and iron hut was the boundary keeper's hut for Quailburn Station. Later, it served as a musterers' hut, and now it is part of Ahuriri Conservation Park. The hut has earth f...
Hideaway Hut
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (DOC). Capacity: 6.
A musterers' hut of corrugated iron and beech poles, thought to date from the 1890s.
Ben Avon Hut
Hut Overnight use prohibited (DOC).
Historic musterers' hut, constructed from corrugated iron and weatherboards around 1930. Restricted to day use only.
Hagens Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 4.
Small iron hut on the Ahuriri River flats.

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.