Syme Hut

Hut category



 10 Bunks

Fees and payment

  • Adults (18+ years): $5 per night
  • Youth (11 - 17 years): $2.50
  • Child (10 years and under): free

Purchase Backcountry Hut Tickets before you set out on your tramp.


Syme Hut can't be booked - the hut operates on a first come, first served basis.

Hut details

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.

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

Facilities and services

The hut has an outside toilet and cold running water (tank supply from rainwater). There is no heating.

You need to bring:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Food and drink
  • Cooking stove and cooking utensils
  • Clothing, tramping gear, toiletries
  • Toilet paper
  • Hut tickets


Hut location

Grid reference: Topo50 map sheet BJ29, E1691934, N5648451

Park or reserve

Plan and prepare

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

Location map

Location map of Syme Hut.

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Find out more

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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

Safety alerts for Taranaki tracks


Taranaki / Egmont National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 6 756 0990
Address:   2879 Egmont Rd
Full office details
Dawson Falls Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 27 443 0248
Address:   Manaia Rd
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Ngāmotu / New Plymouth Office
Phone:      +64 6 759 0350
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