Syme Hut

Hut category

Standard

Facilities

 10 Bunks
 Mattresses

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.

Bookings

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

Hut details

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

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.

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

Notes

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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Safety

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

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Contacts

Taranaki / Egmont National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 6 756 0990
Address:   2879 Egmont Rd
Email:   egmontvc@doc.govt.nz
Full office details
Dawson Falls Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 27 443 0248
Address:   Manaia Rd
Kaponga
Email:   egmontvc@doc.govt.nz
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Ngāmotu / New Plymouth Office
Phone:      +64 6 759 0350
Email:   newplymouth@doc.govt.nz
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