Lake Angelus Hut

Image: Crystal Brindle | ©


This is a serviced 28-bunk hut in the Nelson Lakes area.

Hut overview


  • Category


  • Bookings

Bookings required


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

Seasonal restrictions

30 November - 30 April

Bookings are required.

Labour and Queen's Birthday Weekends

Bookings are required.

1 May - 30 November (excluding above weekends)

Bookings are not required but fees still apply.

About this hut


NZTopo50 map sheet: BS24
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1579151, N5362601

Altitude: 1,650 m above sea level

Download a printable map of Angelus Hut (PDF, 572K)


Peak season fees

In the peak season, 30 November – 30 April, on Labour Weekend and Queen's Birthday weekend. bookings are required and can be made online or by phone, email or in person at some DOC visitor centres. Backcountry Hut Pass or tickets cannot be used at Angelus Hut during the peak season.


Adults (18+ years) - $30.00
Youth (5-17 years) - $15.00
Child/Infant (0-4 years) - Free

Maximum stay period of 2 nights at the hut apply.


Adults (18+ years) - $15.00
Youth (5-17 years) - $7.50
Child/Infant (0-4 years) - Free

Off-peak season fees

In the off-peak season, 1 May to mid November (excluding Labour Weekend and Queen's Birthday weeekend), bookings are not required and trampers must pay by Backcountry Hut Pass or Backcountry Hut Tickets.


Adults (18+ years) - $15 (3 blue standard tickets or 1 green serviced ticket)
Youth (11-17 years) - $7.50 (3 yellow standard tickets or 1 orange serviced ticket)
Child/Infant (0-10 years) - Free

Maximum stay period of 2 nights at the hut apply.


Adults (18+ years) - $5 (1 blue standard ticket)
Youth (11-17 years) - $2.50 (1 yellow standard ticket)
Child/Infant (0-10 years) - Free


Book Angelus Hut online, or contact the Nelson Lakes Bookings Helpdesk. 

Read the terms and conditions before you book.

What to expect as a 'booked' and 'none-booked' user.

Know before you go

No cooking facilities provided – all visitors should carry portable cookers.

No rubbish facilities are provided in the backcountry – pack out what you pack in.

It's important to plan, prepare and equip yourself well. Have the right gear and skills required for the trip and always check the latest information about facilities you plan to use and local weather conditions.

Nelson Lakes - thefts from vehicles

Isolated carparks are prone to theft. Don't leave any valuables in your vehicle. A bag storage facility is available at the Rotoiti/Nelson Lakes Visitor Centre. 


Nelson Lakes Bookings Helpdesk Business Unit
Phone:   +64 3 521 1808
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   View Road
St Arnaud
Postal Address:   PO Box 55
St Arnaud
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