Perry Saddle Hut Heaphy Track.

Image: Jonty Crane | Creative Commons


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

Hut overview


  • Category
Great Walk


  • Bookings

Bookings required


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


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.


Perry Saddle Hut is on the Heaphy Track.

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


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. 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
Address:   Millers Acre/Taha o te Awa
79 Trafalgar Street
Nelson 7010
Postal Address:   Private Bag 5
Nelson 7042
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