Lake Howden Hut (Former Location)

Day Use Area

4.5 from 4 users.


Routeburn Track, South Island.


This is the former location of Lake Howden Hut, the first stop on the Divide end of the Routeburn Track. It was severely damaged with people inside during a landslide event in 2020. DOC has decided to remove the hut and has no plans to replace it. It is now a day use area offering nice scenery, wildlife viewing and walking tracks. Dogs are not permitted. No camping is allowed here. Proceed to the Divide Shelter to exit, or the Greenstone Campsite for overnight camping.

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Lat: -44.815658 Lng: 168.135324

User Reviews



Proceed to exit at the Divide on the Milford Road, or continue to Greenstone Saddle Campsite for tent camping or McKellar Hut for overnight accommodation on the Greenstone track.


I'm Hungry

So sad to see this hut gone - severely damaged but floods - can see land slides of the horrific night. We stopped here for lunch when we did the routeburn few years ago. Only lake now.


Legacy Data

crowded as ****


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