Mt Arthur Hut
PHOTO: Logan Vickers ©

Introduction

This hut is great as a half day walk or as an overnight tramp for families with children or new trampers.

Hut overview

Easy walk from road end

1-3 hours

Category

Serviced

Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served

Facilities

  • Heating
  • Mattresses
8 bunk beds

Seasonal restrictions

4WD is recommended on the narrow and steep access road into the Mount Arthur area (Graham Valley Road):

  • after heavy rain as the road is prone to slips
  • in winter due to ice and/or snow.

About this hut

Mt Arthur Hut sits on the bushline at approx. 1,300 m. Enjoy views over Wharepapa/Arthur Range and Tasman Bay a short distance from the hut. Watch out for curious weka around the hut.

Facilities

  • Bunks - platform (shared) bunks with mattresses
  • Water supply - cold water from a rain collection tank
  • Heating - woodburner with firewood supplied (use firewood sparingly as it's only restocked once or twice each year)
  • Long drop toilet a short walk from the hut 
Huts have basic facilities. You'll need to take:
  • Sleeping bag
  • Cooking stove, pots/pans and utensils
  • Toilet paper
  • Rubbish bag
  • Newspaper/firelighters and matches/lighter for the wood burner/fire
  • Torch

Getting there

Times and distances from nearest road end and huts
  • Flora car park: 1 hr 30 min
  • Flora car park is 75 km from Nelson and 36 km from Motueka.

    The Motueka Valley Highway links Nelson and Motueka. Turn off this road at Ngatimoti and cross the Motueka River. Turn left onto Motueka River West Bank Road, then right into Graham Valley Road, which climbs steeply to the car park. The last 5.8 km is unsealed and turning a vehicle on the road can be difficult. In summer the road can become rough; in winter a 4WD is recommended as there can be ice and snow.

  • Flora Hut: 1 hr 15 min
  • Ellis Hut: 3–5 hr

Location

NZTopo50 map sheet: BQ24

Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1576023, N5439296

Fees

  • Adult (18+ years): $15 per night
  • Youth (11 - 17 years): $7.50 per night
  • Child/Infant: (0 - 10 years): free

Before you go, buy 1 Serviced Hut Ticket (green for adults, orange for youth) or 3 Standard Hut Tickets (blue for adults, yellow for youth) for each night's stay. Put these in the honesty box at the hut. Or buy a Backcountry Hut Pass for unlimited use at most Serviced and Standard huts for a 6 or 12 month period.

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Contacts

Nelson Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 546 9339
Address:   Millers Acre/Taha o te Awa
79 Trafalgar Street
Nelson 7010
Email:   nelsonvc@doc.govt.nz
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