Introduction

This is a 28-bunk hut located on the Heaphy Track in the Buller area.

Hut overview

Category

Great Walk

Bookings

Bookings required

Facilities

  • Cooking
  • Heating
  • Lighting
  • Mattresses
28 bunk beds

About this hut

It's situated on the edge of Mackay Downs in low forest and has distant views of the Tasman Sea and Heaphy River mouth, 15 km to the west and 750 m below.

Facilities and services

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

The James Mackay Hut is a new facility that opened in October 2014. It has gas cooking facilities, sinks with cold running water inside the hut, lighting, heating, individual bunk rooms with bunks and mattresses and flush toilets attached to the hut. You'll need to bring your own cooking utensils and sleeping bag as these are not supplied.

There are no showers in any of the huts.

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

Location

James Mackay Hut is on the Heaphy Track.

NZTopo50 map sheet: BP22
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1534044, N5473583

Fees

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

Bookings

Bookings are required all year.

Book James Mackay Hut online or contact:

Whakatū / Nelson Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 546 9339
Email:   nelsonvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Millers Acre/Taha o te Awa
79 Trafalgar Street
Nelson 7010
Full office details
 

Contacts

Whakatū / Nelson Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 546 9339
Email:   nelsonvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Millers Acre/Taha o te Awa
79 Trafalgar Street
Nelson 7010
Full office details
Motueka i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
Phone:   +64 3 528 6543
Email:   info@motuekaisite.co.nz
Address:   20 Wallace Street
Motueka 7120
Full office details
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