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Hut Listings

Jumbletop Biv

(Jumbletop Biv on the Diedrich Range above the Toaroha valley: Photo Ron Turner 1958)

Locating the Huts Geographically

  • Each of the hut pages on the website has a small map, which if clicked takes you to the relevant location on the www.topomap.co.nz/ website

Permolat Tracks not found on NZ Topo Map website

  • Some of the tracks being maintained by Permolat are not marked on the NZ Topo maps, either hard copy, or online. If you have the Freshmap you can import the following gpx file which has most of these tracks marked and will overlay them on Freshmap. The tracks are marked in pink but can be changed in colour by right clicking on the track and going into "properties" on the drop box.

Special Note

  • The remote hut zone is an extremely rugged alpine environment and the routes and tracks often rudimentary. High levels of fitness and experience, specific to this type of country, as well as good quality gear, are essential. We are getting increasing numbers of enquiries from folk, many of them from overseas, who don't have these prerequisites, and yet think in some way, maybe because they've done a few tramps in NZ (usually one or more of the great walks which are in a totally different skill/ experience category), that they are now suitably qualified to tackle the remote hut zone. OK, there are a few huts on this site that are pretty easy to reach, but even these may have a river crossing that becomes treacherous, or impassable after heavy rain. Most of the Huts we profile however, are in the moderate to difficult-to-reach category. So if you haven't been in this type of country before, please go and try something a bit easier and build your skill level up. You may think this doesn't apply to you because you have plenty of experience, say in the Alaskan wilderness, or the Pyrenees, but you'll still be lacking some specific skill sets that are unique to the western side of the Southern Alps that are essential for safe travel and return. Please take this message on board.

Images of Huts

  • Each of the hutpages has a thumbnail image which if clicked will provide a larger image or images of the said hut.

Archive Of Huts Removed Or Lost

Huts Listed By River Catchment

Arahura

Crooked/ Ahaura

Haast

Hokitika/ Mungo

Inangahua

Kakapotahi/ Mikonui

Karamea/ Mokihinui

Kokatahi/ Crawford

Maruia

Okarito

Paringa

Styx

Taipo/ Taramakau

Toaroha

Waitaha

Whitcombe