Image: Baptiste Maryns | ©
This is one of seven Great Walk huts on the Heaphy Track.
Situated at the confluence of the Heaphy and Lewis rivers, there are river flats to explore and a swingbridge to have fun on. The area is known for its sandflies so be warned!
Its an older hut and takes its name from Charles Lewis, a Collingwood surveyor who in the 1880s was first to investigate Mackay's proposed bridle route.
All huts on the Heaphy Track have heating, long drop toilets supplied with toilet paper, and cold running water. Lewis Hut also has gas cooking facilities but you'll need to bring your own cooking utensils.
All huts have communal sleeping arrangements and Lewis Hut has platform bunks. Mattresses are provided but you'll need to bring your own sleeping bag.
There are no showers in any of huts. Lewis Hut also has no lighting.
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.
Lewis Hut is on the Heaphy Track.
Topo50 map: BP22
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1528247, N5467587
Book online or contact Whakatū / Nelson Visitor Centre for more information.