Blue Lake, Nelson Lakes National Park
Image: Charles Quirk | Creative Commons


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


  • 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  | Find retailers that sell hut tickets

Know before you go

Blue Lake, known to Ngāti Apa iwi as Rotomairewhenua (the land of peaceful waters), is thought to be the clearest fresh water in the world. While only 7 m deep the clarity of the lake water can exceed 80 m which is close to the theoretically calculated clarity of distilled water.

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


Rotoiti / Nelson Lakes Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 521 1806
Address:   View Road
St Arnaud
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