IntroductionThis is an serviced 10-bunk hut in the Wanaka/Makarora area.
- Toilets - non-flush
- Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
- Adult (18+ years): $15 per night
- Youth (11–17 years): $7.50 per night
- Child/Infant: (0–10 years): free
Before you go, buy 1 Serviced Hut Ticket (green) or 3 Standard Hut Tickets (blue for adults, yellow for youth) for each night's stay. Put these in the honesty box at the hut. Or buy a Backcountry Hut Pass for unlimited use at most Serviced and Standard huts for a 6 or 12 month period.
Tracks to this hut
Gillespie Pass CircuitLocated in Mount Aspiring National ParkThis excellent circuit for experienced parties provides spectacular mountain scenery, alpine vegetation and river valleys filled with silver beech/tawhai. You can also do a side trip to Crucible Lake.1 alertDuration 3 - 4 daysDifficulty Advanced
Wilkin Valley tracksLocated in Mount Aspiring National ParkThese tracks follow the upper reaches of the Wilkin Valley and can be treated as a separate tramping trip or connect with, say, the Gillespie Circuit. It can also lead to a route to the Matukituki Valley.1 alertDuration 4–5 daysDifficulty Advanced
NZTopo50 map sheet: BZ12
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1283487, N5094022
No visitor centre in Makarora
Full huts during peak season
This hut, along with other huts in the region, is popular with trampers from December until after Easter. We recommended you carry a tent or roll mat when tramping during this period.