Introduction

DOC provides facilities and charges fees based on the category of the hut.

Each hut is unique but the facilities and services provided in or near huts are divided into five categories. Fees are based on the category on the hut.

Great Walk huts

Great Walk Huts are the most comfortable. They have mattresses, water supply, toilets, hand washing facilities and heating with fuel available. They may have solar lighting, cooking facilities with fuel and a hut warden.

Fees:

  • Adult: $22 - $70 per night
  • Youth/Child/Infant: free 

Serviced huts

Serviced Huts have mattresses, water supply, toilets, hand washing facilities and heating with fuel available. They may have cooking facilities with fuel and a warden.

Fees for the hut:

  • Adult: $15 per night
  • Youth: $7.50 per night
  • Child/Infant: free

Fees to camp at the hut:

  • Adult: $5 per night
  • Youth: $2.50 per night
  • Child/Infant: free

Standard huts

Standard Huts have mattresses, water supply and toilets. Wood heaters are provided at huts below the bush line.

Fees for the hut:

  • Adult: $5 per night
  • Youth: $2.50 per night
  • Child/Infant: free

Fees to camp at the hut: Free 

Basic huts/bivvies

Basic huts provide very basic shelter with limited facilities.

Fees: Free

Club huts including serviced alpine huts

There are a variety of other huts on conservation land that are open to the public. These include recreation club huts such as the New Zealand Alpine Club huts in Aoraki/Mt Cook, Westland and Mt Aspiring national parks and private bush cabins.

They have mattresses, a water supply, toilets and hand washing facilities. They may have heating and cooking facilities and some require a booking.

Fees: Prices vary - check individual hut pages


Age ranges

  • Adult: 18+ years
  • Youth: 11 - 17 years
  • Child: 5 - 10 years
  • Infant: 0 - 4 years

Related link

Booking and paying for huts

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