Image: Brian Dobbie | ©
This historic alpine hut is owned and maintained by the Rock and Pillar Hut Trust.
There is a marked route maintained by the Rock and Pillar Hut Trust from Glencreag. This is signposted from SH87 (Wandle Road) 5 km north of Middlemarch, near the McKinnon Road junction. 2WD access to the parking area is through cattle stops on private property. Walk the marked route from the carpark.
NZTopo50 map sheet: CD15
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1371240, N4964410
Adult: $12 per night
Child: $7 per night (12 yrs and under)
Fees to be paid at the hut.
Parties of 8 or more people need to book in advance.
Special fees apply for education or commercial ventures and if a warden is required.
To book: email firstname.lastname@example.org (if no reply in two days send a text), or text +64 274 358 311
The hut has solar lighting, a large common room and table tennis facilities, but no heating. Trampers need to bring their own cookers and utensils.
Candles are banned from the hut for fire safety reasons.
The Rock and Pillar Hut Trust are currently trialing a thermosiphoning (solar) air panel to increase the ambient temperature in the hut. There is no other artificial heating source.
For further information see Rock and Pillar Hut Trust website.