Carrington Hut Route
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This 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.

12.3 km to Carrington Hut one way

Walking and tramping

4-6 hr to Carrington Hut one way Expert: Route

Stay safe in the outdoors

  1. Choose the right trip for you. Learn about the route and make sure you have the skills for it.
  2. Understand the weather. Check weather forecasts
  3. Pack warm clothes and extra food. Check gear lists
  4. Share your plans and take ways to get help. Share directly or use the Outdoor Intentions form or Plan My Walk. Take a distress beacon. 
  5. Take care of yourself and each other.


Arthur's Pass National Park Visitor Centre
Phone +64 3 318 9211
Address 104 West Coast Road
Arthur's Pass 7654
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