This is a serviced 10-bunk backcountry hut in the Coromandel area, built in 2010. The hut must be booked online in advance.


Crosbies Hut was built in 2010 and offers panoramic views of the Coromandel Main Range - north towards Maumaupaki and Mercury Bay and from the Firth of Thames in the west to Table Mountain and the Upper Kauaeranga Valley in the east. The lights of Whitianga are visible at night.

Topographic map warning

Topo50 maps show tracks that have been permanently closed to prevent the spread of kauri dieback disease.

Check the Kauaeranga valley map (PDF, 2,321K) for open tracks. Only open tracks are shown on this map.

Hut overview


  • Category


  • Bookings

Bookings required


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

About this hut

Getting there

Crosbies Hut is located on the Memorial Loop Track off the Main Range Track, approximately 12 km north-east of Thames. The hut can be accessed from 7 different tracks.


Topo50 map sheet: BB35
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1831356 N5896874


$15 adult/night, $7.50 child/youth/night (5 - 17 years), preschool free (0 - 4 years).

The Backcountry Hut Pass and other DOC tickets are not valid for use at Crosbies Hut.


Book Crosbies Hut online or contact Kauaeranga Visitor Centre.

Note: A surcharge will apply for bookings made through the Kauaeranga Visitor Centre.

Know before you go

  • Visitors should ensure they are self sufficient with food, cooking equipment and lighting.
  • A good level of fitness is required.
  • To deter vermin, surplus food should not be left in the hut.


Kauaeranga Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 7 867 9080
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   995C Kauaeranga Valley Road
Thames 3577
Postal Address:   PO Box 343
Thames 3540
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