Ball Hut

Image: Adrien Blot | ©


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

Hut overview


  • Category


  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served


  • 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


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


  • 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.


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