Places to stay

Route down off McArthur Crags to Lower Olderog biv Jan 2010

Top Olderog biv
Top Olderog biv
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (DOC). Capacity: 2.
This biv was built by the NZFS in 1971. It is located on the TR in the headwaters of the main branch of Olderog Creek. It is well above Olderog Creek & just over 100 vertical metres below the ridge...
Lower Olderog biv (aka Jade biv)
Lower Olderog biv (aka Jade biv)
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (DOC). Capacity: 2.
This NZFS biv dating from 1957 is located on a bench well above the creek bed in the headwaters of Jade Creek. It is on the TL in the scrub zone close to lightly/unvegetated ultramafic rock screes ...

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.