Bookings not required - first come, first served
This hut is on the Te Araroa Trail and can be busy over summer.
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.
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.
The hut is on Waiau Pass Track, which connects Nelson Lakes National Park and St James Conservation Area.
NZTopo50 map sheet: BT24
Grid/NZTM 2000 coordinates: E1572023, N5330158