Bookings not required - first come, first served
$20 per night. Backcountry hut passes are not valid at Almer Hut.
This is the third structure to be known by this name. The building was prefabricated and air-dropped onto the site at the north side of Franz Josef Glacier in 1950. It was upgraded in 1992, and during subsequent staff visits. A new toilet was installed in 1995.
It's of a few examples of a distinctive type of hut built between the packing and helicopter eras.
The maintenance of Almer Hut is supported by Franz Josef Glacier Guides.
Topo50 map sheet: BX16
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1374224, N5182680
Auckland and parts of the Waikato are at Level 3. DOC huts and campsites are closed in these regions. The rest of New Zealand is at Level 2.