IntroductionLake Alexander Hut is a standard 6-bunk hut in the South Marlborough area.
- Toilets - non-flush
- Water from stream
Lake Alexander Hut (previously Tummil Hut) was built in the early 1960s by the New Zealand Forest Service for animal control.
It was flown up to the site at Lake Alexander and refurbished in 2010.
- 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.
Ferny Gair can be accessed via the Avon valley by obtaining permission to cross private land. Contact Bernard and Jo Mason phone +64 3 572 4803. (Access is closed late winter/ early spring due to farming activities.) If permission is granted a key can be obtained from the Masons for a small donation.
From Avondale Road a 4WD track for 6 km through private property will take you to the Ferny Gair Conservation Area Boundary. From here a 2 hr 30 min walk on a marked track up the Tummil River takes you to Lake Alexander.
NZTopo50 map sheet: BR27
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1655019 N5377848
The hut is at the southern end of Lake Alexander.