IntroductionThis is a standard 16-bunk hut in the Pelorus River valley.
- Toilets - non-flush
- Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
- Adult (18+ years): $10 per night
- Youth (5–17 years): $5 per night
- Child/Infant (0–4 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.
Times from nearest road end and hut
- Brook Street: 5 hr 30 min
- Middy Creek Hut: 3 hr
Tracks to this hut
Pelorus TrackLocated in Mount Richmond Forest ParkThe Pelorus Track in Mt Richmond Forest Park offers walkers 3-4 days of hard tramping through forest and along the river.2 alertsDuration 3-4 daysDifficulty Advanced
Richmond Ranges Te Araroa routeLocated in Mount Richmond Forest ParkThe Richmond Ranges Te Araroa Track is one of the most challenging parts of Te Araroa. You need advanced backcountry tramping skills and supplies for at least ten days.2 alertsDuration 8 daysDifficulty Advanced, Expert
NZTopo50 map sheet: BQ26
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1629603, N5420399
During the winter months the water supply system at Rocks Hut can freeze. This often only affects the toilet.
If the toilet freezes up and the flush does not work, use a bucket of water from the rain water tank to flush. Other people at the hut will appreciate your consideration.