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This is a serviced 16-bunk hut in the Nelson Lakes area.

Hut overview




Bookings not required - first come, first served


  • Heating
  • Mattresses
16 bunk beds

About this hut

Getting there


NZTopo50 map sheet: BS24
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1571514, N5343732

Altitude: 1,190 m above sea level


Blue Lake Hut.
Blue Lake Hut

Blue Lake Hut close-up.
Blue Lake Hut side view

  • 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.

Read more about hut tickets and passes

Know before you go

Blue Lake, known to Ngati Apa iwi as Rotomairewhenua (the land of peaceful waters) is thought to be the clearest fresh water in the world. While only seven metres deep the clarity of the lake water can exceed 80m which is close to the theortically calculated clarity of distilled water.

Please respect these waters and do not wash yourself, your clothes or dishes in the lake.

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