French Ridge Hut

Image: DOC

Introduction

This is an alpine serviced 20-bunk hut in the Wanaka/Makarora area.

Hut overview

Category

  • Category
Serviced Alpine

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served

Facilities

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

About this hut

This is a NZ Alpine Club hut.

Getting there

Approximate time from nearest road end and hut
  • Raspberry Creek car park (Wanaka Mt Aspiring Road) via French Ridge Track: 6–7 hr 30 min (16.2 km)
  • Aspiring Hut via French Ridge Track: 4–5 hr (7.2 km)

Location

NZTopo50 map sheet: CA11
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1257248, N5071498

Fees

  • Adult (18+ years): $40 per night
  • NZ Alpine Club members: $20 per night
  • Youth (11-17 years): $10 per night
  • Child/infant (0-10 years): free

Pay fees at the Mt Aspiring National Park Visitor Centre, Wanaka.

Contacts

Tititea / Mount Aspiring National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   0272696871
Fax:   03 4437660
Email:   mtaspiringvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   1 Ballantyne Road
Wanaka 9305
Postal Address:   PO Box 93
Wanaka 9343
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