Clinton Hut
PHOTO: Brian Dobbie © 

Introduction

This is a 40-bunk, Great Walk hut on the Milford Track, Fiordland. Bookings required in the Great Walks season.

Hut overview

Category

Great Walk

Bookings

Bookings required

Facilities

  • Cooking
  • Heating
  • Lighting
  • Mattresses
40 bunk beds

Seasonal restrictions

In the Great Walks season (24 October 2017 - 30 April 2018):

  • Bookings are required

Outside the Great Walks season (1 May 2018 - 23 October 2018):

  • Bookings are not required - first come, first served
  • Facilities are reduced

About this hut

This is one of three DOC Great Walk huts on the Milford Track – the Clinton, Mintaro and Dumpling.

This hut is in a lovely Clinton Valley setting. You'll find good swimming holes in the river near the hut.

Facilities and services

In the Great Walks season (24 October 2017 - 30 April 2018):

  • 40 bunks with mattresses in a communal sleeping layout.
  • Water supply, flushing toilets, wash basins with cold running water (but no showers).
  • Heating with fuel available, and solar lighting in the communal kitchen area.
  • Cooking facilities with fuel, tables and seating (but no cooking utensils).
  • A friendly conservation ranger - they like to chat, they know the area well and can tell you about the environment and weather, or help out should an emergency arise.

Outside the Great Walks season (1 May 2018 - 23 October 2018):

  • Gas is not provided - you will need to bring your own cooking stove.
  • Flush toilets are replaced with pit toilets.
  • Running water is turned off inside the huts. Water can be obtained from the outside water tank, if this is frozen, then from the nearest water course or by melting snow.
  • There are no conservation rangers based at the huts.
  • Beds are on a first come, first served basis

Getting there

This is the first DOC hut on the Milford Track, in the Clinton Valley, Fiordland. It is about 1 to 1.5 hours walk from the head of Lake Te Anau.

Location

NZTopo50 map sheet: CB09
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1198035, N5014888

Fees

In the Great Walks season (24 October 2017 - 30 April 2018):

  • Adult (18+ years): $70 per night
  • Child (17 years and under): free but booking still required

Outside the Great Walks season (1 May 2018 - 23 October 2018):

  • Adult (18+ years): $15 per night
  • Child (17 years and under): free

Bunkroom in Clinton Hut, Milford Track. Photo copyright: Fred Chamberlain. DOC USE ONLY.
Bunkroom in Clinton Hut, Milford Track

Bookings

Bookings are required in the Great Walks season.

Contacts

Te Rua-o-te-moko / Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 249 7924
Email:   fiordlandvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Fiordland National Park
Visitor Centre
Lakefront Drive
Te Anau 9600
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