Slaty Hut

Image: Mitchell Everly | ©


This is a standard 6-bunk hut in the Motueka area.

Hut overview


  • Category


  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served


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

About this hut

Getting there

Starveal Hut: 2 hr 30 min

Old Man Hut to Slaty Hut

Old Man Hut: 5 hr (10 km)

This section between Old Man Hut and Slaty Hut is predominantly above the tree line and is marked with poles. Travel along the main summit ridge to the sign posted junction of Old Man Peak (1514 m). The track then reaches Ada Flat (1420 m) and a forested saddle before following the poles again to Slaty Peak (1544 m) and sidling onto Slaty Hut.


NZTopo50 map sheet: BQ26

Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1623204, N5407604


  • 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


Motueka Office
Phone:   +64 3 528 1810
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   Cnr King Edward & High Streets
Motueka 7120
Postal Address:   PO Box 97
Motueka 7143
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