This is a standard 4-bunk hut in Mount Richmond Forest Park.

Hut overview


  • Category


  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served


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

About this hut

Fosters Hut (1150 m) is east of Fosters Clearing and overlooks Blenheim and the lower Wairau Valley. It was originally buit in 1967.

Getting there

Nearest road to Fosters Hut

Kiwi Road: 2 hr (7 km).

Turn off SH6 onto Northbank Road, 4.9 km north of Renwick – just over the Wairau River bridge. After 4.8 km turn into Onamalutu Road, which becomes Kiwi Road.

From Fosters Hut: Follow the short track back down to Foster’s Clearing known as the Foster Creek-Bartletts Creek saddle. The wide track descends Bartlett’s Ridge to the carpark just off Kiwi Road.

Devil's Creek Hut to Fosters Hut

Devil’s Creek Hut: 3 hr (8.5 km)


NZTopo50 map sheet: BQ27
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1653505, N5413215


Fosters Hut.
Fosters Hut

  • 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.

More about hut tickets and passes


Wairau / Renwick Office
Phone:   +64 3 572 9100
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   Gee Street
Marlborough 7204
Postal Address:   PO Box 51
Marlborough 7243
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