Introduction

Learn about fees, bookings and conditions associated with booking the Routeburn Track.

You need to pay fees to stay at the huts and campsites on this track. Fees vary depending on when you go.

Bookings are open for the 2022/23 season. 

Hut fees

In the Great Walks season (1 November 2022 – 30 April 2023):

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

  • Adult (18+ years): $68 per person, per night
  • Child (17 years and under): free but booking still required

International visitors:

  • Adult (18+ years): $102 per person, per night
  • Child (17 years and under): $51 per person, per night

Outside the Great Walks season (1 May 2022 – 31 October 2022):

1 May – 30 June

For all visitors:

  • Adult (18+ years): $25 per person, per night
  • Child (17 years and under): free

1 July – 31 October

For all visitors:

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

Proof of eligibility is required for the New Zealand rate.

Campsite fees

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

In the Great Walks season (1 November 2022 – 30 April 2023):

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

  • Adult (18+ years): $21 per person, per night
  • Child (17 years and under): free but booking still required

International visitors:

  • Adult (18+ years): $32 per person, per night
  • Child (17 years and under): $16 per person, per night

Outside the Great Walks season (1 May 2022 – 31 October 2022):

For all visitors:

  • Adult (18+ years): $5 per person, per night
  • Child (17 years and under): free

Proof of eligibility is required for the New Zealand rate.

Discounts

Discounts for Great Walks are not available online. If you belong to a group or organisation that is entitled to a discount we will need to see proof of your membership.

To receive your discount, you must email your organisation's membership card, showing your name, membership number and expiry date, to bookings@doc.govt.nz or go to a DOC visitor centre in person. Visitor centre staff will make your booking for you and apply your discount. No booking fee will be charged.

If you make your booking online yourself, you must contact bookings@doc.govt.nz or a DOC visitor centre within 48 hours of making the booking to receive your discount. Discounts cannot be retrospectively applied to bookings after this time.

Bookings

In the Great Walks season (1 November 2022 – 30 April 2023):

Bookings are required for huts and campsites.

Book Routeburn Track huts online.

If you don’t have a valid booking for your stay, you may be charged a penalty, or turned away if the hut/campsite is full.

Outside the Great Walks season (1 May 2022 – 31 October 2022):

Bookings are not required.

Bunks in huts are first come, first served.

Payment is with Backcountry Hut Tickets or a Backcountry Hut Pass – buy these from a DOC visitor centre before you go.

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