View down onto Holly Hut
Image: Tamsen Walker | DOC
The hut can be busy between Christmas and New Year, public holidays and weekends over summer.
In winter, the tracks into the hut can be muddy or covered in snow – check with the Egmont National Park Visitor Centre for the latest track conditions.
Holly Hut is a great place to base yourself for a couple of days to explore the surrounding area. The Ahukawakawa Swamp lies at the hut's doorstep, and nearby the mighty Bells Falls roar over an ancient lava flow. If you're lucky you may hear the call of kiwi in the bush around the hut at night.
Holly Hut is around 3 - 4 hours tramp from North Egmont Visitor Centre.
NZTopo50 map sheet: BJ29
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1690231, N5653249
Before you go, buy 1 Serviced Hut Ticket (green for adults, orange for youth) 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.