IntroductionThis is a serviced 20-bunk hut in the Wanaka/Makarora area.
- Toilets - non-flush
- Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
- Adult (18+ years): $25 per night
- Child/youth (5–17 years): $12.50 per night
- Infant (0–4 years): free
Before you go, buy 1 Serviced Hut Ticket (green) or 1 Serviced Youth Hut Tickets (red) 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.
Approximate time from nearest road end and hut
- SH6 (Hasst Highway) via Gillespie Pass Circuit: 6– 7 hr (20 km)
- Siberia Hut via Gillespie Pass Circuit: 6– 8 hr (12 km)
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.2 alertsDuration 3 - 4 daysDifficulty Advanced
NZTopo50 map sheet: BZ12
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1287389, N5101129
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.
Camping is not allowed around Young Hut. The cleared area is a helicopter landing site.