Perry Saddle Hut Heaphy Track.

Image: Jonty Crane | Creative Commons

Introduction

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

Hut overview

Category

  • Category
Great Walk

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings required

Facilities

  • Cooking
  • Heating
  • Mattresses
28 bunk beds

About this hut

Situated in the fold of Perry Saddle with high hills either side, the hut has an alpine feel. There are spectacular views out to the distant tooth-shaped peaks known as Dragons Teeth and Mt Olympus, and glimpses of the red tussock grasslands that the track crosses.

Take a dip in the deep but cold pool in Gorge Creek near the hut. Listen for great spotted kiwi at night.

Facilities

All huts on the Heaphy Track have heating, long drop toilets supplied with toilet paper, and cold running water. Perry Saddle Hut also has gas cooking but you'll need to bring your own cooking utensils. It also has lighting.

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

There are no showers in any of huts.

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

Location

Perry Saddle Hut is on the Heaphy Track.

NZTopo50 map sheet: BP23
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1549636,N5471983

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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