Located in the Canterbury region
IntroductionThis serviced 12-bunk hut is a popular overnight destination as part of the two-day Casey Saddle – Binser Saddle Route, as well as for mountain bikers accessing the hut from the Poulter River Track.
- Toilets - non-flush
- Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
This new Casey hut opened in August 2020 and replaces the original Casey Hut which burnt down in 2015. The old hut site remains as a camping area with a toilet. The new hut site is approximately 800 m east of the old site, on a terrace overlooking the Poulter River.
View a virtual opening of the new hut on youtube.
- Adult (18+ years): $15 per night
- Youth (11–17 years): $7.50 per night
- Child/Infant: (0–10 years): free
Before you go, buy 1 Serviced Hut Ticket (green) or 3 Standard Hut Tickets (blue for adults, yellow for youth) for each night's stay. Put these in the honesty box at the hut. Or buy a Backcountry Hut Pass for unlimited use at most Serviced and Standard huts for a 6 or 12 month period.
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Tracks to this hut
Arthur's Pass mountain biking tracksLocated in Arthur's Pass National ParkThe Poulter valley offers great scenery, some challenges and a good hut for an overnight stay.DurationDifficulty
Casey Saddle - Binser Saddle RouteLocated in Arthur's Pass National ParkThis is a pleasant 2 day tramp, crossing easy saddles on well-defined tracks through open mountain beech forest.Duration 2 daysDifficulty Advanced
NZTopo50 map sheet: BV21
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1507823, N5250119
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.
Poulter river has a stock exclusion fence across the lower river. This can act as a strainer for rafters or people in the river.