Places to stay

Forest Creek. Bullock Bow Saddle, Bush Stream circuit

Crooked Spur Hut
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (DOC). Capacity: 8.
A beech-pole hut constructed 1947, and located about 1 hour's climb above the streambed of Bush Stream near Mesopotamia. Used for mustering up until 2009. Original sacking bunks have been replaced ...
Stone Hut (Canterbury)
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (DOC). Capacity: 8.
This historic hut is constructed of stone and corrugated iron, and located in Forest Creek. The first stone hut on the site was built in the 1880s, with a replacement in the 1900s. The current hut ...
Royal Hut
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (DOC). Capacity: 8.
An old mustering hut located in the broad tussock basin of Bush Stream. Originally called "New Hut", its name changed after an overnight visit by Prince Charles and Princess Anne in 1971.

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.