IntroductionThis 32-bunk serviced hut is a gateway to some of Egmont National Park's most spectacular features.
- Toilets - non-flush
- Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
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.
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
- Adult (18+ years): $15 per night
- Youth (11–17 years): $7.50 per night
- Child/Infant: (0–10 years): free
Pay at the time of booking.
Backcountry Hut Passes can be used at this hut.
Fees to camp at the hut
Youth (11-17 years): $2.50
Child/infant (0-10 years): free
Camping here is on a “first come, first served” basis. Hut tickets can be purchased at DOC visitor centres and local i-SITEs.
Outside Holly Hut there is space for approximately 10 small tents.
Camping elsewhere is discouraged.
Bookings are open for stays up to 30 June 2023.
Bookings for 1 July 2023 – 30 June 2024 will open in 2023. The opening date will be announced on this page in late March 2023.
All bookings operate on a first-come first-served basis. We do not operate waiting lists for bookings for future seasons, or currently booked-out facilities.
From 1 November 2021, bookings are required all year.
A $10 service fee applies to phone and in-person booking. This is a limited service – book online first. An in-person booking is dependent on there being space available.
Your hut booking is for any bunk bed, not for a specific bunk bed – select your bunk bed on arrival.
Holly Hut is around 3 - 4 hours tramp from North Egmont Visitor Centre.
Tracks to this hut
Around the Mountain CircuitLocated in Egmont National Park and North Egmont areaThe challenging Around the Mountain Circuit offers you spectacular bush and alpine scenery. It is best tramped from October to April.1 alertDuration 4–5 days loopDifficulty Advanced, Expert
North Egmont day trampsLocated in Egmont National Park and North Egmont areaThese scenic day tramps offer views of Mount Taranaki and down across the Taranaki Ring Plain to the coast.Duration various timesDifficulty Advanced
Pouakai CircuitLocated in Egmont National Park and North Egmont areaEgmont National Park’s premier 2–3 day tramp offers spectacular views of Mt Taranaki and the surrounding countryside. The 25 km track passes through forest, alpine tussock fields and the unique Ahukawakawa Swamp.Duration 2 - 3 daysDifficulty Advanced
NZTopo50 map sheet: BJ29
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1690231, N5653249