Waiau Hut

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Introduction

This is a standard 6-bunk hut in the St James Conservation Area.

Highlights

Hut overview

Category

  • Category
Standard

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served

Facilities

  • Heating
  • Mattresses
6 bunk beds

Seasonal restrictions

This hut is on the Te Araroa Trail and can be busy over summer. 

  • Motorised access over Maling Pass is closed during the winter, if the track is wet or there is high fire danger.
  • There is usually snow in St James Conservation Area over winter.
  • About this hut

    Waiau Hut is in a sheltered clearing on the Waiau River.

    It was designed to accommodate extra demand from trampers on the Te Araroa Trail and was made possible by the support of a generous benefactor.

    Getting there

    The hut is on Waiau Pass Track, which connects Nelson Lakes National Park and St James Conservation Area.

    Nearest hut and access point

    Location

    NZTopo50 map sheet: BT24
    Grid/NZTM 2000 coordinates: E1572023, N5330158

    Fees

    • 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 that gives unlimited use at most Standard and Serviced huts for a 6 or 12 month period.

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    Contacts

    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
    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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