Introduction

This is a standard 6-bunk hut in the Nelson Lakes area.

Hut overview

Category

Standard

Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served

Facilities

  • Heating
  • Mattresses
6 bunk beds

About this hut

Hopeless Hut was built by members of the NZ Alpine Club and opened by Sir Edmund Hillary on 23 December 1967.

Getting there

Lakehead Hut: 5 hr

Location

NZTopo50 map sheet: BS24
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1579823, N5357926

Altitude: 1,030 m above sea level

Fees

Hopeless Hut.
Hopeless Hut

Hopeless Hut interior.
Hopeless Hut interior

  • Adult (18+ years): $5 per night
  • Youth (11 - 17 years): $2.50 per night
  • Child/Infant (0 - 10 years): free

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

Read more about hut tickets and passes | Find retailers that sell hut tickets

Contacts

Rotoiti / Nelson Lakes Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 521 1806
Address:   View Road
St Arnaud
Email:   nelsonlakesvc@doc.govt.nz
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