Hawdon Hut

Image: Hiren Patel | Creative Commons


This is a serviced twenty-bunk hut in the North Canterbury and Arthur's Pass area.

Hut overview

Easy walk from road end

1-3 hours


  • Category


  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served


  • Heating
  • Mattresses
  • Toilets - non-flush
  • Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
20 bunk beds

About this hut

Times from nearest road and hut
  • Mt White Road (Hawdon Shelter): 3 hr (9 km)
  • Edwards Hut via Edwards - Hawdon Route: 6–9 hr


NZTopo50 map sheet: BV21
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1496552, N5248282


  • 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 for adults, orange for youth) 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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Know before you go

The track to Hawdon Hut from Mt White Road has numerous river crossings - do not attempt if flows are high or rain is forecast.


Arthur's Pass National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 318 9211
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   arthurspassvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   106 Main Westcoast Road
Arthur's Pass
Postal Address:   PO Box 51008
Arthur's Pass 7654
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