Places to stay

Old Ghost Road

Ghost Lake Hut
Ghost Lake Hut
Hut Standard Hut (NA). Capacity: 12.Bookings required.
Ghost Lake hut is perched high on the Lyell Range close above a tarn "Ghost Lake". There are extensive views eastwards including Murchison township. The main hut has 12 bunks and there are two s...
Lyell Saddle hut
Lyell Saddle hut
Hut Standard Hut (NA). Capacity: 12.Bookings required.
This recently built hut was started in April 2011. It was initially lived in by track builders but is now open to the public. Bookings are required and a fee of $15 per person per night is payable ...
Mokihinui Forks Hut
Mokihinui Forks Hut
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (DOC). Capacity: 10.
Mokihinui Forks Hut sits over the south branch of the Mokihinui River, just before it meets the north branch. The hut has been renovated and extended as part of the Old Ghost Road development.
Specimen Point Hut
Specimen Point Hut
Hut Standard Hut (NA). Capacity: 12.Bookings required.
Specimen Point hut is situated on a high point with a commanding view over a stretch of the Mokihinui river. The main hut has 12 bunks and there are two sleepouts with room for four in each. ...
Stern Valley Hut
Stern Valley Hut
Hut Standard Hut (NA). Capacity: 18.Bookings required.
This recently constructed hut has been built as part of the Old Ghost Road cycleway/tramping route. There are 2 sleepouts at this hut, and there is good camping on the grassy flats around the hu...

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.