Places to stay

Routeburn Track

Routeburn Falls Hut
Routeburn Falls Hut
Hut Great Walks Hut (DOC). Capacity: 48.Bookings required.
A modern hut on the Routeburn track. It is at bushline on the edge of the cirque that leads up to Lake Harris and the Harris Saddle. Usually the first night's stop when starting from the Routeburn...
Lake Mackenzie Hut
Lake Mackenzie Hut
Hut Great Walks Hut (DOC). Capacity: 50.Bookings required.
A Great Walks Hut on the Routeburn Track. During the summer season, bookings are required, with a maximum two-night stay. The main building sleeps 24 in bunks and on a sleeping platform, and conta...
Routeburn Shelter
Routeburn Shelter
Hut Shelter (DOC).
Enclosed shelter at the Wakatipu end of the Routeburn Track. Overnight use prohibited.
Howden Hut
Howden Hut
Hut Great Walks Hut (DOC). Capacity: 28.
Wonderful lunch spot on a busy trail.
Harris Saddle Shelter
Harris Saddle Shelter
Hut Shelter (DOC).
Enclosed day shelter perched on Harris Saddle, on the Routeburn Track. Overnight use prohibited. A side trip from here leads up Conical Hill.
Routeburn Flats Hut
Routeburn Flats Hut
Hut Great Walks Hut (DOC). Capacity: 20.Bookings required.
A large hut on the Routeburn Track, often bypassed for the Routeburn Falls Hut which is 1 hour further along the track. However this is a worthwhile place to stay as you can do a side trip up the N...
The Divide Shelter
Hut Shelter (DOC).
Open shelter at the Milford end of the Routeburn Track. Overnight use prohibited.
Lake Mackenzie Campsite
Campsite Great Walks Campsite (DOC). 9 spaces.
Small campsite on the Routeburn Track located near the hut.

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.