Connors Creek Hut

Image: Sandie Hutchinson | ©

Introduction

This is a standard 6-bunk hut in the Nelson Lakes area.

Hut overview

Easy walk from road end

Under 1 hour

Category

  • Category
Standard

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served

Facilities

  • Heating
  • Mattresses
  • Toilets - non-flush
  • Water from stream
6 bunk beds

About this hut

Getting there

  1. Travel east out of St Arnaud toward Blenheim for 8.4 km.
  2. Turn right onto Wairau-Hanmer Springs Hydro Rd. Signage at this turn will say "Rainbow Skifield".
  3. Continue down this road for 27 km until the Homestead. Here a summertime road toll applies. This is payable in cash. Check the prices on the Rainbow Station website.
  4. Continue down the road for 1 km past the Homestead.
  5. Turn right onto a 4WD road. A high clearance 4WD vehicle is required on this road. GPS coordinates: -42.000030, 172.894879
  6. Continue down this road for 1 km until the hut.

Location

NZTopo50 map sheet: BS25
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1590508, N5349627

Altitude: 830 m above sea level

Fees

  • 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.

More about hut tickets and passes

Contacts

Rotoiti / Nelson Lakes Office
Phone:   +64 3 521 1806
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   nelsonlakesvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   View Road
St Arnaud
Postal Address:   PO Box 55
St Arnaud 7053
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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