Welcome Flat Hut

Image: Kevin Hutchens | ©


This is a serviced 31-bunk hut in the Glaciers area.


Hut overview


  • Category


  • Bookings

Bookings required


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

About this hut


Welcome Flat Hut offers a range of opportunities for visitors. 


The main hut has 4 bunk rooms on the upper level of the building.

You must be fully equipped, including with gas cooker and cooking equipment - you aren't able to use the facilities in the Sierra Room.

Sierra Room

This sole occupancy room is available for groups of up to four. It's within the main building but has separate access.

The room has a higher level of facilities, including gas cooker, all kitchen/cooking equipment provided, pot belly stove, wet back shower, and lighting.

Toilets are shared with the hut and campsite.


Topo50 map sheet: BX15
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1353619, N5164575


Hut fees
  • Adult (18+ years): $20 per night
  • Youth (11 - 17 years): $10 per night
  • Child/Infant: (0 - 10 years): free

Pay when you make a booking – Backcountry Hut Passes and Hut Tickets cannot be used at this hut.

Campsite fees
  • Adults  (18+) $10 per night
  • Youth (11-17 years) $5 per nigh
Sierra Room (sole occupancy) fees

$100 per night (sleeps 1-4 persons)


Bookings are open for stays from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021.

Bookings are required all year.

Book Welcome Flat Hut, Campsite and Sierra Room online

Your booking for the Sierra Room is for a maximum of four people. If you have more than four people in your group, they need to have a booking for (and stay in) the main hut or campsite. Due to fire regulations no more than four people can use or stay in the Sierra Room.

A $10 service fee applies to all phone, email and in-person bookings.

Your hut booking is for any bunk bed, not for a specific bunk bed - select your bunk bed on arrival.

Know before you go

Note that in times of severe weather such as sustained and/or heavy rainfall, the Copland Track may be closed (often at short notice) due to flooding and/or other damage. If closed, notices will be placed at the start of the track. Check weather and conditions at the nearest DOC office before departure. Refunds will be issued in these instances - contact the Westland Tai Poutini National Park Visitor Centre and i-SITE for details.

No cooking facilities are provided - all visitors must carry portable cookers.

No rubbish facilities are provided in the backcountry - pack out what you pack in.


Westland Tai Poutini National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 752 0360
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   westlandnpvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   69 Cron Street
Franz Josef Glacier 7856
Postal Address:   PO Box 14
Franz Josef Glacier 7856
Hokitika Office
Phone:   +64 3 756 9100
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   hokitika@doc.govt.nz
Address:   10 Sewell Street
Hokitika 7810
Postal Address:   Private Bag 701
Hokitika 7842
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