IntroductionThis is a standard six-bunk hut in the North Canterbury and Arthur's Pass area.
Easy walk from road end
- Toilets - non-flush
- Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
- Adult (18+ years): $5 per night
- Youth (11–17 years): $2.50 per night
- Child/Infant (0–10 years): free
Before you go, buy 1 Standard Hut Ticket (blue for adults, yellow for youth) for each night's stay. Put this in the honesty box at the hut. Or buy a Backcountry Hut Pass that gives unlimited use at most Standard and Serviced huts for a 6 or 12 month period.
Tracks to this hut
Carrington Hut RouteLocated in Arthur's Pass National ParkThis route up the braided river-bed of the Waimakariri leads to a comfortable hut situated below the park’s highest peaks. Carrington Hut is a good base for exploring the upper Waimakariri catchment.1 alertDuration 2 daysDifficulty Expert
NZTopo50 map sheet: BV20
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1478626, N5238074
Stay safe when crossing rivers
If you plan to cross unbridged rivers, know how to cross safely and be prepared for if you cannot cross.
Do not cross if the river is flooded, you cannot find safe entry and exit points or are unsure it’s safe. Turn back or wait for the river to drop - which often takes a few hours after rain.