Christmas Village Hunters Hut
Image: DOC

Introduction

This is a basic six-bunk hut in the Stewart Island/Rakiura area. There is no village at or near the hut.

Hut overview

Category

Basic/bivvies

Bookings

Bookings required

Facilities

  • Heating
  • Mattresses
6 bunk beds

About this hut

Hunters huts in Rakiura National Park were built and are maintained by the Rakiura Hunter Camps Charitable Trust and are for accommodating hunters who have booked the surrounding hunting blocks. These huts must be booked and paid for through the Rakiura National Park Visitor Centre. 

They offer very basic shelter with limited facilities and services. They have a small rainwater tank outside (conserve water) and a long drop toilet. The hut has a small pot belly – we recommend you take dry firewood with you.

Note that there is no village at or near the hut.

History of the hut

The hut was built by the New Zealand Forest Service about 1965. In 2001 the veranda was added and the open fire replaced with a pot belly stove by Brian Morgan and party and subsequently the interior was upgraded by trustees John DeLury, Ray Phillips and Kerry Butson. 

Watch a video and read a story about how hunters huts are built.

Location

NZTopo50 map sheet: CJ08
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1216703, N4810287

Fees

$30 per person/per stay (you can stay up to 10 days).

Bookings

Bookings are essential - book through the Rakiura National Park Visitor Centre.

Contacts

Rakiura National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 219 0009
Address:   15 Main Road
Stewart Island
Email:   stewartisland@doc.govt.nz
Full office details
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