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.
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.
Pay when you make a booking. Backcountry Hut Passes and Hut Tickets cannot be used at this hut.
$100 per night (sleeps 1–4 persons)
Sierra Room (sole occupancy) fees: $110 per night (sleeps 1–4 persons)
Hut fees: Pay when you make a booking. Hut tickets cannot be used in this hut. Backcountry Hut Passes can be used in this hut from May 1 to September 30.
To pay with your Backcountry Hut Pass, create/update your account on our booking system. Under 'Apply for a discount', select 'Backcountry Hut Pass Holder' and upload a scan of your pass. Once we've verified your pass, it will automatically be applied when you make a booking.
Bookings will open at 9:30 am on Thursday 13 May 2021, for stays from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022.
Bookings are required all year.
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.
Topo50 map sheet: BX15
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1353619, N5164575
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.