Pinnacles Hut

Image: DOC

Introduction

This is a serviced 19-bunk hut in the Mt Somers area.

Hut overview

Category

  • Category
Serviced

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings required

Facilities

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

Seasonal restrictions

1 October - 30 April: Bookings are essential. Wardens may be present.
1 May - 30 September: Bookings are not required but fees still apply.

About this hut

Facilities

  • Single and double bunks

Note: cooking facilities and utensils are not provided.

Getting there

Times from nearest road end and hut

Pinnacles Hut is on the Mount Somers Track. It can be accessed from:

  • Flynns Road (Sharplin Falls car park): 3 hr 30 min (6 km). From Staveley, follow Boyds Road for approx. 450 m, then turn right onto Flynns Road and follow this to the end.
  • Woolshed Creek Hut: 3 hr (6.2 km)

Location

NZTopo50 map sheet: BX20
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1469480, N5170188

Fees

Hut tickets or a Backcountry Hut Pass must be used from 1 May to 30 September.

Hut fees
  • 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.

Fees to camp at the hut
  • 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 for unlimited use at most Serviced and Standard huts for a 6 or 12 month period.

Read more about hut tickets and passes 

Bookings

1 October – 30 April

Bookings are essential for huts. Bookings are not required for camping.

Book Pinnacles Hut online.

1 May – 30 September

Bookings are not required but fees still apply. Bunks are available on a first come, first served basis. 

For 1 May – 30 September and for camping year round, buy your hut tickets for each nights stay.  Put these in the honesty box at the hut.

Know before you go

  • Secure your vehicle at the carparks and do not leave valuables in them.
  • Hut wardens are present at the hut. Ensure you have a booking (1 Oct – 30 April) or hut tickets (1 May – 30 Sept and for camping).

Contacts

Ōtautahi / Christchurch Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 379 4082
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   christchurchvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   28 Worcester Boulevard
Christchurch 8013
Postal Address:   Private Bag 11089
Christchurch 8443
Raukapuka / Geraldine Office
Phone:   +64 3 693 1010
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   esienquiries@doc.govt.nz
Address:   13 – 15 North Terrace
Geraldine 7930
Postal Address:   PO Box 33
Geraldine 7956
Rangiora Office
Phone:   +64 3 313 0820
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   esienquiries@doc.govt.nz
Address:   32 River Road
Rangiora 7400
Postal Address:   PO Box 349
Rangiora 7440
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