Archives For Huts

DOC manages a network of over 950 huts of all shapes and sizes.

Restoration work has been undertaken at the recently vandalised Cone Hut which has stood for the best part of 70 years in the Tauherenikau Valley.

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Armed with hand tools, fire lighters and safety gear, four wahine were dropped into a remote part of the Whanganui National Park recently for some demolition work.

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The oldest hut in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park was on the move last week to save the structure from slipping in to the Hooker Glacier.

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This month, rangers from Hokitika headed into the hills to clear the track and give Poet Hut a makeover.

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On a fine summer’s day the route up to Mueller Hut is a fantastic way to experience New Zealand’s mountains without needing to be a mountaineer.

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Partnership Ranger Nina Mercer goes bush for a quick overnight tramp to Roaring Stag Hut in Tararua Forest Park.

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Providing you with a place to play is important to us, and we believe New Zealand’s backcountry is the best adventure playground there is.

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