Places to stay

Hawea Solitude

Junction Hut (Timaru Creek)
Junction Hut (Timaru Creek)
Hut Private hut (PVT). Capacity: 4.
A private, but widely used hut in the lower Timaru Creek, off Lake Hawea. The hut has 4 bunks, river water and an open fire. The mouse and rat population is minuscule compared to the sheer biomass...
Pakituhi Hut
Pakituhi Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 8.
A new, but characterless tramping hut 1000m above Lake Hawea. 8 mattresses on 2 sleeping platforms. Tank water. No fire. The hut sits on the new 'shortcut' track which cuts off Timaru Creek ...
Moonlight and Roses Hut
Moonlight and Roses Hut
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (PVT). Capacity: 4.
A well maintained hut between Timaru Creek and the Dingle Burn, built 1941. The hut is owned by Dingleburn Station but sits on the edge of Hawea Conservation Park. The hut is maintained by DOC and ...
Stodys Hut
Stodys Hut
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (DOC). Capacity: 6.
A cute ex-musterer's hut above Timaru Creek. 6 bunks on 2 platforms. An open fire, which draws well - and firewood is abundant. Water is from a nearby stream. The floor is earthen - though a rand...

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.