Lewis Hut

Image: Baptiste Maryns | ©


This is a 20-bunk hut located on the Heaphy Track in the Buller area.

Hut overview


  • Category
Great Walk


  • Bookings

Bookings required


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

About this hut

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.

Facilities and services

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


New Zealand citizens, those ordinarily resident in New Zealand*:

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

International visitors:

  • Adult (18+ years): $34 per person, per night
  • Child (17 years and under): $17 per person, per night

* New Zealand rates:

  • "Ordinarily resident in New Zealand" means those:
    • who hold a residence class, student or work visa; and
    • who have lived in New Zealand for six of the previous 12 months; and
    • for whom New Zealand is their primary place of established residence.
  • Proof of eligibility will be required for the New Zealand rate - see acceptable eligibility proof.


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


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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