Places to stay

Ruataniwha Conservation Park

Dasler Bivouac
Dasler Bivouac
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (DOC). Capacity: 2.
Historic tin biv constructed in 1966 and located on the steep wall of the Hopkins Valley near the Dasler Pinnacles. Formerly known as Cullers Biv. The highest animal control hut in the Twizel area....
Monument Hut
Monument Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 6.
Monument Hut (6 bunks, matresses, stove, firewood, river water) is a forestry style hut in the Hopkins. Its located just inside beech forest on the west valleyside, looking out over river flats. ...
Maitland Hut (Ruataniwha)
Maitland Hut (Ruataniwha)
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 4.
Maitland Hut is a typical 4-bunk forestry style hut in the Maitland valley. The hut's in a large clearing in the beech forest and as such nice and sunny. Most visitors are here to hunt the Ma...
Brodrick Hut
Brodrick Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 6.
Brodrick Hut (sleeps 6, tank water, stove, firewood available) is a 1960's forestry hut at the base of the Brodrick Pass in the North Branch of the Huxley River. The hut is in good condition, and c...
Kennedy Hut
Kennedy Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 6.
Kennedy Hut / Kennedy Memorial Hut (6 bunks, matresses, stove, tank & stream water) is a spacious 6 bed hut in the mid-Dobson. It is located in a small copse of mature beech tree on terraces to th...
Red Hut
Red Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 12.
Historic hut in the Hopkins Valley north of Lake Ohau. Constructed in 1916 for commercial tourism, and recently restored.
Huxley Forks Hut
Huxley Forks Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 6.
Huxley Forks Hut (6-bunk, matresses, stove, firewood, tank/creek water) is an old, homely forestry-style hut at the forks of the north and south branch of the Huxley. The hut is located on river t...
Elcho Hut
Elcho Hut
Hut Standard Hut (NZAC). Capacity: 12.
Owned by the New Zealand Alpine Club. well maintained hut with a good view up the valley and close to stream water.
Waterfall Hut (Dobson Valley, Canterbury)
Waterfall Hut (Dobson Valley, Canterbury)
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 4.
Waterfall hut has washed away. Waterfall Hut (4 bunks, matresses, fireplace, firewood available, stream water) was a forestry-style hut tucked into a narrow side-valley off the Dobson. It take...
Greta Lodge
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (DOC). Capacity: 6.
This old wooden hut was built during the 1930s, and housed workers on the Glen Lyon Road.
Erceg Hut
Erceg Hut
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (DOC). Capacity: 4.
Located on the Hopkins River near Richardson Glacier.
Cullers Hut
Cullers Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 4.
possibly an old forestry hut? nice old hut to stay in the summer time, can be abit cold either side of the season due the old fashion open fire place with the very large flue. this hut is only 30 m...
Grough Hut
Grough Hut
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (DOC). Capacity: 2.
The innacurately named Grough Hut (2 beds, 1 matress, no fire, water distant) is actually a very basic bivvy on the bushedge above the Dobson. The fireplace has been removed (according to a 2005 en...
Baikie Hut
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (DOC). Capacity: 4.
Old mustering hut built in 1948 and once part of Dusky Station.
Dodger Hut
Dodger Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 4.
Located on flats near on the Hopkins River.
South Huxley Bivvy
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (DOC). Capacity: 2.
Small hut on the Huxley River South Branch.

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.