Find out about the fees for staying at Mueller Hut and how to book.

Register your intentions at the Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park Visitor Centre on the day you start. This is part of a formal intentions process that operates in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park for your safety – failure to sign in or sign out may result in a formal search being initiated.


  • Adults (18+ years): $45 per night ($35 for New Zealand Alpine Club members)
  • Youth (5–17 years): $22.50 per night
  • Child/Infant (0–4 years): free

During the booking period, pay fees when you book. Outside the booking period, pay fees at the Aoraki/Mount Cook Visitor Centre on the day you start.

Backcountry Hut Passes/Hut Tickets can't be used.


11 November to 30 April:  Bookings are required. Book Mueller Hut online.

1 May to mid November: Bookings are not required – first come, first served but you must still register your intentions with the Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park Visitor Centre before you walk.

Before you book:

Booking on behalf of others

Guided groups: To operate a commercial activity in an area managed by DOC, you need to apply for a concession (an official permit), in addition to any bookings you would need to make. Read more about concessions 

To make multiple bookings for facilities/services on behalf of customers, you must obtain permission or an agent agreement from DOC. To do this, email: 

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