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.
Winter conditions exist on Mt Taranaki. To get to Syme Hut you will need alpine equipment and mountaineering experience.
Perched on the top of Fanthams Peak high on the slopes of Mt Taranaki, Syme Hut is arguably Egmont National Park's best overnight spot. On fine days you can enjoy spectacular views of the Taranaki region followed by stunning sunsets.
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
- Fire lighters and paper to get the fire going
- Toilet paper
- Hut tickets
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.
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