Blue Lake Hut

Hut category



 16 Bunks

Hut details

Blue Lake Hut.
Blue Lake Hut

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

Built: 1970

Hut location

Grid reference: Topo50 map sheet BS24, E1571514, N5343732

Altitude: 1190m above sea level

Nearest hut 1: West Sabine Hut (3 hrs)

Nearest hut 2: George Lyon (Ella) Hut (6 hrs)

Park or reserve

Plan and prepare

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.


Find out more

Learn more

For other Kahurangi National Park huts check the West Coast huts section.


Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:
1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies

Alerts for Nelson/Tasman places


Nelson Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 3 546 9339
Address:   Millers Acre/Taha o te Awa
79 Trafalgar Street
Nelson 7010
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Rotoiti / Nelson Lakes Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 3 521 1806
Address:   View Road
St Arnaud
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