IntroductionThis is an alpine serviced 20-bunk hut in the Wanaka/Makarora area. This hut is an NZ Alpine Club hut.
- Toilets - non-flush
- Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
This large alpine hut is located just below the snow line and offers amazing views across the Matukituki Valley, and provides a safe haven on route to ascents of Mount Aspiring.
This is a New Zealand Alpine Club hut.
Backcountry Hut Passes and Backcountry Hut Tickets cannot be used at this hut.
- New Zealand Alpine Club member Adult: $20
- Adult non-members (18+ years): $40
- Youth (11–17 years): $10
- Child/Infant (0–10 years): free
Pay at the Tititea/Mount Aspiring National Park Visitor Centre or online through the New Zealand Alpine Club.
Tracks to this hut
French Ridge TrackLocated in Matukituki Valley area and Mount Aspiring National ParkAfter walking up the valley, a challenging track crosses the Matukituki River and climbs through bush to tussock slopes in the sub-alpine zone.Duration 6 hr - 7 hr 30 min one wayDifficulty Advanced
NZTopo50 map sheet: CA11
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1257248, N5071498
This is a popular hut in summer. We recommend taking a sleeping mat or tent in case no bunks are available.