Moonlight Tops Hut

Image: Lauren Kelley | DOC

Introduction

This is a 20-bunk Great Walk hut on the Paparoa Track.

Hut overview

Category

  • Category
Great Walk

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings required

Facilities

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

About this hut

Moonlight Tops Hut provides spectacular views across the Punakaiki River headwaters to the Pike Stream escarpment and north across the Paparoa National Park.

A hut ranger is based at the hut in the summer. As well as checking bookings, they are able to provide information about the track and weather.

Getting there

Location

NZTopo50 map sheet: BT20
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1468445, N5322175

Fees

New Zealand citizens, those ordinarily resident in New Zealand*:

  • Adult (18+ years): $45 per person, per night
  • Child (17 years and under): free but booking still required

International visitors:

  • Adult (18+ years): $45 per person, per night
  • Child (17 years and under): $22.50 per person, per night

* New Zealand rates:

  • "Ordinarily resident in New Zealand" means those:
    • who hold a residence class, student or work visa; and
    • who have lived in New Zealand for six of the previous 12 months; and
    • for whom New Zealand is their primary place of established residence.
  • Proof of eligibility will be required for the New Zealand rate - see acceptable eligibility proof.

Bookings

Contacts

Paparoa National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 731 1895
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   paparoavc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   4294 Coast Road
Punakaiki
RD 1
Runanga 7873
Postal Address:   4294 Coast Road
Punakaiki
RD 1
Runanga 7873
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