Lake Mackenzie, Ocean Peak, and Emily Peak, Fiordland National Park 
Image: Crystal Brindle ©

Introduction

This is a 50-bunk, Great Walk hut on the Routeburn Track, Fiordland. Bookings required in the Great Walks season.

Hut overview

Category

Great Walk

Bookings

Bookings required

Facilities

  • Cooking
  • Heating
  • Lighting
  • Mattresses
50 bunk beds

Seasonal restrictions

In the Great Walks season (25 October 2016 - 3 May  2017):

  • Bookings are required

Outside the Great Walks season (4 May 2017 - 23 October 2017):

  • Bookings are not required
  • Facilities are reduced

About this hut

This is one of four DOC Great Walk huts on the Routeburn Track - the Routeburn Flats, Routeburn Falls, Lake Mackenzie and Lake Howden. There are also campsites at Routeburn Flats and Lake Mackenzie.

A comfortable hut in a beautiful sub-alpine lake setting.

Facilities and services

In the Great Walks season (25 October 2016 - 3 May  2017):

  • 50 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 (4 May 2017 - 23 October 2017):

  • 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 basis only

Getting there

This hut is located on the Routeburn Track, in Fiordland, and is about 4 – 6 hours walk from the Divide, Milford Road.

Location

Topo50 map sheet CB09,
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates:E1218142, N5031519

Fees

Lake Mackenzie Hut, Routeburn Track. Photo copyright: Kathrin Marks. DOC USE ONLY.
Lake Mackenzie Hut, Routeburn Track

In the Great Walks season (25 October 2016 - 3 May  2017):

  • Adult (18+ years): $54 per night
  • Child (17 years and under): free but booking still required

Outside the Great Walks season (4 May 2017 - 23 October 2017):

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

Contacts

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