Places to stay

Rocks Hut Loop

Third House Hut
Third House Hut
Hut (DOC).
Double sided open shelter. Overnight use prohibited.
Rocks Hut
Rocks Hut
Hut Serviced Hut (DOC). Capacity: 20.
The most luxurious hut in the Richmond Forest Park. Flush toilets, great views, 4 sleeping platforms, wekas resident nearby (and maybe kiwi as well).
Browning Hut
Browning Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 8.
Water from the nearby creek. Nice and bright inside due to skylights. Some wasps and mosquitoes seen and mice suspected. Bed layout as giant bunk, table and bench supplied plus airer for wet garments.
Roebuck Hut
Roebuck Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 6.
A remote, cosy hut in a great location (sandflies!) within the Richmond Forest Park near Nelson.

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.