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Introduction

Perched on the top of Fanthams Peak high on the slopes of Mt Taranaki, Syme Hut is arguably Egmont National Park's best overnight spots. On fine days you can enjoy spectacular views of the Taranaki region followed by stunning sunsets.

Hut overview

Category

Standard

Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served

Facilities

  • Mattresses
10 bunk beds

About this hut

Syme Hut with Mt Taranaki in the background. Photo: Tim Weston.
Syme Hut with the peak of Mt Taranaki behind

Facilities and services

  • Outside toilet
  • Cold running water from rainwater tank

Note, there is no heating.

Location

NZTopo50 map sheet: BJ29
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1691934, N5648451

Fees

  • 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 Standard and Serviced huts for a 6 or 12 month period.

Read more about hut tickets and passes

Know before you go

This hut is situated at 1,940 m on Fanthams Peak. During winter conditions, you'll need alpine climbing experience and suitable equipment to reach this hut. Check with the Taranaki/Egmont National Park Visitor Centre for current conditions.

Contacts

Taranaki / Egmont National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 6 756 0990
Address:   2879 Egmont Rd
Email:   egmontvc@doc.govt.nz
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