Pinnacles Hut

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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

Pinnacles Hut is on the Mount Somers Track. It can be accessed from Sharplin Falls car park which is at the end of Flynns Road Staveley.

From Woolshed Creek Hut it is 3 hr (6 km). The track is steep in places.

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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