Places to stay

Matiri Valley to Wangapeka Saddle

Cecil Kings Hut
Cecil Kings Hut
Hut Basic Hut/Bivvy (DOC). Capacity: 4.
This historic hut is only a couple of hundred metres from the newer and larger Kings Creek Hut on the Wangapeka Track. Cecil King was one of the Depression gold miners, and he built this hut in ...
Lake Matiri Hut
Lake Matiri Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 8.
A tidy little hut nestled in forest, with views across Lake Matiri, and a picnic table where you can admire them. River flats just north of the hut could be suitable for camping, although the sandf...
Stone Hut (Kahurangi)
Stone Hut (Kahurangi)
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 10.
Stone Hut is situated on the banks of the Wangapeka River where it meets Stone Creek. The Wangapeka Track continues past the hut, and a route up Stone Creek leads onto Mount Luna (1630m). Nearby r...
Kings  Creek Hut
Kings Creek Hut
Hut Serviced Hut (DOC). Capacity: 20.
A large and clinical 1980s hut on the Wangapeka Track
McConchies Hut
McConchies Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 4.
Standard 4 bunk hut in the Matiri Valley, Kahurangi National Park.
Hurricane Hut
Hurricane Hut
Hut Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 4.
A pleasant 4 bunker at the head of the Matiri

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.