Bookings not required - first come, first served
During summer carry a tent as the hut may be full.
Before you go, complete an intentions form and pay fees at the Aoraki / Mt Cook National Park Visitor Centre using cash, Eftpos, Backcountry Hut Pass or Backcountry Hut Tickets.
NZTopo50 map sheet: BX16
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1373423, N5165775
Plan your travel during daylight hours.
The area around Ball Road is made up of complex avalanche terrain and unstable ground. Large avalanches may cross the road from June to November. Call the Aoraki/Mount Cook Visitor Centre for advice on conditions.
Auckland and parts of the Waikato are at Level 3. DOC huts and campsites are closed in these regions. The rest of New Zealand is at Level 2.