Hiker looking over stream and mountains
Image: Tony Doy ©


The steep climb to Camp Stream Hut is part of Te Araroa Trail and is popular with people walking the trail over summer and with ski tourers over winter.

Track overview

9 km one way

Walking and tramping

3 - 4 hr Advanced: Tramping track

Dog access

No dogs

About this track


Look out for the access road into Coal River on Lilybank Road, 5 km past the Roundhill Ski Area turn-off. Drive a short distance to the formed car park.

It is a steep climb of 500 m from the Coal River car park to Camp Stream Hut. 

Cross Coal River and follow the marked uphill route past deer paddocks. This is a public access easement through private farmland so keep to the track. There is a sign at the start of Te Kahui Kaupeka Conservation Park. Continue uphill to the top of the old glacial terrace and you will pick up a well-formed track to Camp Stream Hut.

Camp Stream Hut in winter.

Camp Stream Hut

Category: Basic/bivvies
Facilities: 6 bunk beds, heating, mattresses
Bookings not required - first come, first served

Getting there

This track is on the eastern shores of Lake Tekapo. Turn off SH8 at Tekapo onto Lilybank Road which is a gravel road.

Know before you go

Map: NZTopo50 BY17 Lake Tekapo


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