Places to stay

Whitcombe/Frews Saddle/Bluff Hut/Homeward Spur/Toaroha Saddle/Crystal Biv/Cedar Flats

Cedar Flat Hut
Cedar Flat Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 12.
Double hut at the edge of a frost flat beneath the Toaroha Range. Used to be a six bunker. A second six bunk wing was completed in time for Easter 2012. The original wing was built in 1968. The ...
Top Kokatahi Hut
Top Kokatahi Hut
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (DOC). Capacity: 4.
The Top Kokatahi Hut (4 bunks, matresses, tank water, stove) is a forestry-style hut. It is perched above the confluence of the Kokatahi River with a side-creek leading to Bastion Ridge. The hut ...
Frew Hut
Frew Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 10.
Frew Hut (sleeps 10 on 2 platforms, matresses, tank & creek water, stove) is a modern tramping hut on river terraces at the confluence of Frew Creek and the Whitcombe River. It is rodent, sandfly ...
Poet Hut
Poet Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 4.
Poet Hut (4 bunks, matresses, fireplace, river water) is a timber built hut in a small clearing in the Mungo Valley. The hut lies just above the river, and excellent swimming pools can be found a ...
Crawford Junction Hut
Crawford Junction Hut
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (DOC). Capacity: 6.
Crawford Junction Hut (6 bunks, matresses, tank water, stove) is by far the nicest hut in the valley. It's of wooden, not tin comstruction, and the inside walls and floor are timber-lined. A room...
Toaroha Bivouac
Toaroha Bivouac
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (DOC). Capacity: 2.
Toaroha Bivouac (2 bunks, matresses, tarn water 50m distant) is a typical alpine bivouac on the saddle of the track from the Toaroha valley to Mungo/Hokitika valley. There's 2 beds with matresses,...

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.