Mt Brown hut at dawn, West Coast

Image: Ray Salisbury | ©


This hut has magnificent views from the hut deck that overlook Lake Kaniere, Hokitika and out to sea.

Hut overview


  • Category


  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served


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

About this hut

This hut was relocated from Lower Arahura Hut site, much of it had to be replaced and strengthened due to high winds that can be experienced on Mt Brown, this was carried out by many hours of volunteer work from the Mt Brown Community Project Team.

The volunteers that worked on this hut wanted to encourage first time trampers and families to use this hut.

The track is managed by volunteers and is signposted just south of Geologist Creek on the east side of Lake Kaniere on the Dorothy Falls Road.

Getting there

Mt Brown Hut is located on a route that is no longer maintained by DOC.  This route receives some maintenance on a sporadic basis by Permolat, who also provide information about the route to this hut on their website.

Go to the Remote Huts website for more information on Mt Brown Hut


NZTopo50 map sheet: 
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1453002, N5252141


No fees, this hut is managed by the Kokatahi Tramping Club.


Hokitika Office
Phone:   +64 3 756 9100
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   10 Sewell Street
Hokitika 7810
Postal Address:   Private Bag 701
Hokitika 7842
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