Brown Hut

Image: Stefan Marks | Creative Commons

Introduction

This is a 16-bunk hut located on the Heaphy Track in the Golden Bay area.

Hut overview

Category

  • Category
Great Walk

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings required

Facilities

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

About this hut

This is one of seven Great Walk huts on the Heaphy Track.

It's on the edge of Brown River and a 5 min walk from the start of the track at the Golden Bay end.

The hut a good place to stay if you're wanting an early start on the track the next day or if the fords on the road out are flooded. It's also close to the Aorere River which offers trout fishing and gold panning.

Facilities

All huts on the Heaphy Track have heating, long drop toilets supplied with toilet paper, and cold running water.

There are no gas cooking facilities at Brown Hut, unlike some huts on the track. Bring your own cooker and cooking utensils. There is also no lighting in this hut. There are no showers in any of the huts.

All huts have communal sleeping arrangements and in Brown Hut there are platform bunks. Mattresses are provided but you'll need to bring your own sleeping bag.

Hut rangers move between huts in the summer. As well as checking hut bookings, they are able to provide information about the track and weather.

Location

Brown Hut is at the start of the Heaphy Track at the Golden Bay end.

NZTopo50 map sheet: BP23
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1553434, N5477680

Fees

  • Adult (18+ years): $34 per night
  • Child (17 years and under): free but booking still required

Bookings

Book online or contact Whakatū / Nelson Visitor Centre for more information.

Contacts

Whakatū / Nelson Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 546 9339
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   nelsonvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Millers Acre/Taha o te Awa
79 Trafalgar Street
Nelson 7010
Postal Address:   Private Bag 5
Nelson 7042
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