Lake Mackenzie Hut

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Introduction

This is a 50-bunk, Great Walk hut on the Routeburn Track, Fiordland. Bookings required in the Great Walks season.

Hut overview

Category

  • Category
Great Walk

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings required

Facilities

  • Cooking
  • Heating
  • Lighting
  • Mattresses
  • Toilets - flush
  • Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
50 bunk beds

Seasonal restrictions

In the Great Walks season (29 October 2019 – 30 April 2020):

  • Bookings are required

Outside the Great Walks season (1 May 2019 - 28 October 2019):

  • Bookings are not required
  • Facilities are reduced

About this hut

This is one of four DOC Great Walk huts on the Routeburn Track - the Routeburn Flats, Routeburn Falls, Lake Mackenzie and Lake Howden. There are also campsites at Routeburn Flats and Lake Mackenzie.

A comfortable hut in a beautiful sub-alpine lake setting.

Facilities and services

In the Great Walks season (29 October 2019 – 30 April 2020):

  • 50 bunks with mattresses in a communal sleeping layout.
  • Water supply, flushing toilets, wash basins with cold running water (but no showers).
  • Heating with fuel available, and solar lighting in the communal kitchen area.
  • Cooking facilities with fuel, tables and seating (but no cooking utensils).
  • A friendly conservation ranger - they like to chat, they know the area well and can tell you about the environment and weather, or help out should an emergency arise.

Outside the Great Walks season (1 May 2019 - 28 October 2019):

  • Gas is not provided - you will need to bring your own cooking stove.
  • Flush toilets are replaced with pit toilets.
  • Running water is turned off inside the huts. Water can be obtained from the outside water tank, if this is frozen, then from the nearest water course or by melting snow.
  • There are no conservation rangers based at the huts.
  • Beds are on a first come basis only

Getting there

This hut is located on the Routeburn Track, in Fiordland, and is about 4 – 6 hours walk from the Divide, Milford Road.

Location

Topo50 map sheet CB09,
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates:E1218142, N5031519

Fees

In the Great Walks season (29 October 2019 – 30 April 2020):

New Zealand citizens and those ordinarily resident in New Zealand*:

  • Adult (18+ years): $65 per person, per night
  • Child (17 years and under): free but booking still required

International visitors:

  • Adult (18+ years): $130 per person, per night
  • Child (17 years and under): $130 per person, per night

Outside the Great Walks season (1 May 2019 - 28 October 2019):

Walking the track outside the Great Walk season should only be attempted by fit, experienced and well equipped trampers.

For all visitors: 

  • Adult (18+ years): $15 per person, per night
  • Child (17 years and under): free

* New Zealand rates:

  • "Ordinarily resident in New Zealand" means those:
    • who hold a residence class, student or work visa; and
    • who have lived in New Zealand for six of the previous 12 months; and
    • for whom New Zealand is their primary place of established residence.
  • Proof of eligibility will be required for the New Zealand rate - see acceptable eligibility proof.

Lake Mackenzie Hut, Routeburn Track. Photo copyright: Kathrin Marks. DOC USE ONLY.
Lake Mackenzie Hut, Routeburn Track

Bookings

Bookings are required in the Great Walks season.

Book Lake Mackenzie Hut online.

Contacts

Te Rua-o-te-moko / Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 249 7924
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   fiordlandvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Fiordland National Park
Visitor Centre
Lakefront Drive
Te Anau 9600
Postal Address:   PO Box 29
Te Anau 9640
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