Places to stay

Heaphy Track

Perry Saddle Hut
Perry Saddle Hut
Hut Great Walks Hut (DOC). Capacity: 28.Bookings required.
A hut near the eastern end of the Heaphy Track, near the top of the long climb up from the Aorere River.
Saxon Hut
Saxon Hut
Hut Great Walks Hut (DOC). Capacity: 16.Bookings required.
Hut at the edge of Gouland Downs on the Heaphy Track. Great Walks campsite located next to the hut.
Heaphy Hut
Heaphy Hut
Hut Great Walks Hut (DOC). Capacity: 32.Bookings required.
Hut at the mouth of the Heaphy River on the Heaphy Track. Great Walks campsite surrounds the hut.
Gouland Downs Hut
Gouland Downs Hut
Hut Great Walks Hut (DOC). Capacity: 8.Bookings required.
Hut located at the eastern edge of Gouland Downs, on the Heaphy Track. This hut is more traditional and basic, with an open fireplace and no cooking facilities. A pocket of limestone forest wit...
James Mackay Hut
James Mackay Hut
Hut Great Walks Hut (DOC). Capacity: 28.Bookings required.
Hut at the edge of the Mackay Downs on the Heaphy Track. New hut opened on 5-Nov-2014 and old hut closed.
Brown Hut (Kahurangi)
Brown Hut (Kahurangi)
Hut Great Walks Hut (DOC). Capacity: 16.Bookings required.
This hut is just five minutes' walk from the northern end of the Heaphy Track. Information, free public telephone. This hut has no cooking facilities.
Lewis Hut
Lewis Hut
Hut Great Walks Hut (DOC). Capacity: 20.Bookings required.
Hut at the confluence of the Lewis and Heaphy Rivers on the Heaphy Track.
Aorere Shelter
Aorere Shelter
Hut (DOC).

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.