View down onto Holly Hut

Image: Tamsen Walker | DOC


This 32-bunk serviced hut is a gateway to some of Egmont National Park's most spectacular features.

Hut overview


  • Category


  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served


  • Heating
  • Lighting
  • Mattresses
  • Toilets - non-flush
  • Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
32 bunk beds

Seasonal restrictions

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.

About this hut

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. 

Facilities and services

  • Containment tank toilet a short walk from the hut
  • Solar lighting
  • Cold running water from a rainwater tank
  • Fireplace with wood supplied

Getting there

Holly Hut is around 3 - 4 hours tramp from North Egmont Visitor Centre.


NZTopo50 map sheet: BJ29
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1690231, N5653249


  • Adult (18+ years): $15 per night
  • Youth (11 - 17 years): $7.50 per night
  • Child/Infant: (0 - 10 years): free

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.

Read more about hut tickets and passes  | Find retailers that sell hut tickets


Egmont National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 6 756 0990
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   2879 Egmont Rd
Egmont National Park
Postal Address:   PO Box 462
New Plymouth 4340
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