Mt Arthur Hut

Image: Logan Vickers | ©


This hut is great as a half day walk or as an overnight tramp for families with children or new trampers.


The access road into the Mount Arthur area (Graham Valley Road) is steep and narrow and prone to corrugations and slips – check any alerts for road status. During the winter months a 4WD vehicle is recommended to access Flora carpark. Chains may be needed if snow and ice are present

Hut overview

Easy walk from road end

1-3 hours


  • Category


  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served


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

About this hut

Mt Arthur Hut sits on the bushline at approx. 1,300 m. Enjoy views over Wharepapa/Arthur Range and Tasman Bay a short distance from the hut. Watch out for curious weka around the hut.


  • Bunks - platform (shared) bunks with mattresses
  • Water supply - cold water from a rain collection tank
  • Heating - woodburner with firewood supplied (use firewood sparingly as it's only restocked once or twice each year)
  • Long drop toilet a short walk from the hut 
Huts have basic facilities. You'll need to take:
  • Sleeping bag
  • Cooking stove, pots/pans and utensils
  • Toilet paper
  • Rubbish bag
  • Newspaper/firelighters and matches/lighter for the wood burner/fire
  • Torch

Getting there

Times and distances from nearest road end and huts
  • Flora car park: 1 hr 30 min

Flora car park is 75 km from Nelson and 36 km from Motueka.

The Motueka Valley Highway links Nelson and Motueka. Turn off this road at Ngātīmoti and cross the Motueka River. Turn left onto Motueka River West Bank Road, then right into Graham Valley Road, which climbs steeply to the car park. The last 5.8 km is unsealed and turning a vehicle on the road can be difficult. 4WD is recommended at all times of the year.

  • Flora Hut: 1 hr 15 min
  • Ellis Hut: 3–5 hr
  • Location

    NZTopo50 map sheet: BQ24

    Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1576023, N5439296


    • Adult (18+ years): $15 per night
    • Youth (11 - 17 years): $7.50 per night
    • Child/Infant: (0 - 10 years): free

    Before you go, buy 1 Serviced Hut Ticket (green for adults, orange for youth) or 3 Standard Hut Tickets (blue for adults, yellow for youth) for each night's stay. Put these in the honesty box at the hut. Or buy a Backcountry Hut Pass for unlimited use at most Serviced and Standard huts for a 6 or 12 month period.

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