IntroductionThis is a basic six-bunk hut in the Stewart Island/Rakiura area.
- Toilets - non-flush
- Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
Hunters huts in Rakiura National Park were built and are maintained by the Rakiura Hunter Camps Charitable Trust. They are for accommodating hunters who have booked the surrounding hunting blocks. These huts must be booked and paid for through the Rakiura National Park Visitor Centre.
Hunter huts offer very basic shelter with limited facilities and services. They have:
- multi-fuel burners - take your own dry firewood
- tank water supply (1000 litres, rainwater)
- stainless steel bench inside and outside
- a meat safe
- a toilet
- an axe or saw, a broom, and a dust pan.
They don't have:
- cooking options and utensils.
Get more details of individual huts on the Trust website.
History of the hut
Southwest Arm Hunters Hut
The hut was built in 2004 by Southland NZ Deerstalkers' Association members Ray Phillips, Euan Butters, Alex Butters, David Brown, Mike Dillon, Noel Ryan, John Scobie and Roger McNaughton. It was funded by the Rakiura Hunter Camps Charitable Trust.
- $30 per person for the length of your stay, up to 10 days maximum.
For example, 1 night will cost $30, or 9 nights will cost $30.
Bookings are essential - book through the Rakiura National Park Visitor Centre.
NZTopo50 map sheet: CJ09
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1218249, N4789767
Boil water before use
Water at this hut is not treated and needs to be boiled before use. High rat numbers on Stewart Island/Rakiura increase the risk of tank water being contaminated.