Places to stay

Hāwea Conservation Park

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 ...
Forbes Hut (Hunter)
Forbes Hut (Hunter)
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 4.
Forbes Hut is a typical 4 (6?) bunk forestry hut in the Hunter. The hut sits on the last of the broad, grassy river flats before The Forks above which both the East and West Hunter become narrow a...
Top Timaru Hut
Top Timaru Hut
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (DOC). Capacity: 4.
Sometimes just called Timaru Hut - this hut sits surrounded by tussock and rock upstream of the last forested section of Timaru Creek. The hut has 4 bunks, creek water, but no toilet. There's a w...
Bush Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 6.
Iron hut next to the Dingle Burn.
Top Dingle Hut
Top Dingle Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 6.
This hut is located on the Dingle Burn at the point where the track crosses to the Ahuriri Valley.
Bull Flat Hut
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (DOC). Capacity: 2.
Small hut on the Hunter River.
Big Hopwood Burn Hut
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (DOC). Capacity: 1.
Tiny hut on the Big Hopwood Burn.
Cotters Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 2.
Small hut next to the Dingle Burn, two days walk from Lake Hawea.
Ferguson Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 4.
Small hut on the Hunter Valley Track.

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.