Bookings not required - first come, first served
Hawdon Hut Track
This track begins at the Hawdon Shelter and camping site, accessed from Mt White Road.
The track follows the Hawdon River for about 9 km to the Hawdon Hut on the true right of the river. There are numerous river crossing – do not attempt if flows are high or rain is forecast.
Hawdon Hut is also at the end of a 2-3 day route over two alpine passes between the Edwards and Hawdon valleys. If you are intending to go only to the Hawdon Hut, we do not recommend this route.
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.
NZTopo50 map sheet: BV21
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1496552, N5248282
The track to Hawdon Hut from Mt White Road has numerous river crossings - do not attempt if flows are high or rain is forecast.