IntroductionThis is a standard 12-bunk hut in the Wānaka area.
- Toilets - non-flush
- Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
This hut is on the Te Araroa Trail and can be busy over summer.
This hut is located on Motatapu Station Pastoral Lease and public access is allowed via an easement agreement.
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- Adult (18+ years): $5 per night
- Youth (11–17 years): $2.50 per night
- Child/Infant (0–10 years): free
Before you go, buy 1 Standard Hut Ticket (blue for adults, yellow for youth) for each night's stay. Put this in the honesty box at the hut. Or buy a Backcountry Hut Pass that gives unlimited use at most Standard and Serviced huts for a 6 or 12 month period.
Rough times from nearest roads and huts:
- Fern Burn carpark: 3 to 4 hours, 7 km
- Highland Creek Hut: 4 to 5 hours, 6 km
Tracks to this hut
Motatapu TrackLocated in Arrowtown area and Macetown Historic Reserve and Wānaka areaThe Motatapu Track follows much of an historic route that linked the Wānaka and Arrowtown areas. It's a demanding alpine tramp for experienced parties.Duration 3 - 4 daysDifficulty Advanced
NZTopo50 map sheet: CB12
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1282089, N5038118