Ball Hut

Image: Adrien Blot | ©

Introduction

This is a standard 3-bunk hut in the Aoraki/Mount Cook area.

Hut overview

Category

  • Category
Standard

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served

Facilities

  • Mattresses
  • Toilets - non-flush
  • Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
3 bunk beds

Seasonal restrictions

During summer carry a tent as the hut may be full.

About this hut

Facilities and services

  • Radio

Location

NZTopo50 map sheet: BX16
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1373423, N5165775

Fees

  • Adult (18+ years): $5 per night
  • Adult – camping : $2.50 per night
  • Youth (11 – 17 years): $2.50 per night
  • Child/Infant (0 – 10 years): free

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. 

Know before you go

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.

Contacts

Aoraki / Mt Cook National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 435 1186
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   mtcookvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   1 Larch Grove
Aoraki/Mt Cook
Postal Address:   PO Box 5
Aoraki/Mt Cook 7946
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