Built in 1973, George Lyon Hut was formerly known as Ella Hut.
As the first Nelson Lakes National Park chief ranger (1959-80), George Lyon was the forefront of environmental education, promoting outdoor education and conservation. He was also one of the first people to encourage work with community members and volunteers.
He guided the development of the first recreation facilities for the Park, including 11 backcountry huts.
NZTopo50 map sheet: BS24
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1567315, N5344932
Altitude: 660m above sea level
- Adult (18+ years): $5 per night
- Youth (11 - 17 years): $2.50 per night
- Child/Infant (0 - 10 years): free
Before you go, buy 1 Standard Hut Ticket (blue for adults, yellow for youth) for each night's stay. Put this in the honesty box at the hut. Or buy a Backcountry Hut Pass that gives unlimited use at most Standard and Serviced huts for a 6 or 12 month period.
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