Places to stay

Lewis Pass National Reserve

Cannibal Gorge Hut
Cannibal Gorge Hut
Hut Serviced Hut (DOC). Capacity: 20.
The first hut on the western end of the St James Walkway.
Ada Pass Hut
Ada Pass Hut
Hut Serviced Hut (DOC). Capacity: 20.
Ada Pass Hut (sleeps 14 on platform beds, matresses, stove, tank & river water) is a large, comfortable two-room hut on the St James Walkway just west of the Ada Pass. The hut is located just insi...
Brass Monkey Bivouac
Brass Monkey Bivouac
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (DOC). Capacity: 2.
A basic 2 bunk bivvy on the Lewis Tops
Marble Hill Camping Area
Marble Hill Camping Area
Hut (DOC).
SH7. Picnic tables, information shelter, car park.
Manson Nicholls Memorial Hut
Manson Nicholls Memorial Hut
Hut Serviced Hut (DOC). Capacity: 20.
This hut is very popular with beginning trampers, families, and school groups. The hut is a decent size with ample camping space, and a jetty leading out onto the lake.
Pell Stream Hut
Pell Stream Hut
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (DOC). Capacity: 4.
Small hut at the end of the Pell Stream Track.
Sylvia Flats
Sylvia Flats
Campsite Private Hut (Not applicable).
A marked rest area on SH7 near Lewis Pass, with ample space to stop and camp as well as hot pools in the river.
Deer Valley Campsite
Deer Valley Campsite
Campsite Informal campsite (DOC). 10 spaces.
A minimal roadside camping area near Lewis Pass. Water is available from the nearby stream. Foleys Creek and Rolleston Pack Tracks start nearby.

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.