Kowhai Hut


5 from 1 users


Kowhai River, Clarence Reserve, South Island

(03) 572 9100




This is a standard 6-bunk hut located in Ka Whata Tu o Rakihouia Clarence in the South Marlborough Area. Fees apply. Bookings not required - first come, first served. Facilities include heating, mattresses, non-flush toilets and water (not treated - boil before use). Before you go, buy 1 Standard Hut Ticket (blue for adults, yellow for youth) for each night's stay. Put this in the honesty box at the hut. Or buy a Backcountry Hut Pass that gives unlimited use at most Standard and Serviced huts for a 6 or 12-month period.

Read more



Lat: -42.298985 Lng: 173.594364

User Reviews



Oh and the sign from the Kowhai hut to the mt fyffe carpark said 3 hours and it took us 4:45 hours



Lovely hut- newly painted and fixed up. Not a bad walk coming from the carpark, along the river so I wore sandals for most of the time. We actually went to the hut from mt fyffe hut so over the summit, down some scree to Kowhai Saddle. To the saddle was great! After the saddle was horrid- very overgrown (being autumn) with spikey plants that cut up my arms and legs, the "track" went along the river (in and out) so really needed to pay attention to the orange markers when they were around to know when to leave the river and not go down a waterfall, there is didymo in the river making the rocks super slippery so thankfully we had hiking poles. The sign says 2 hours to the hut from the saddle but it took us 3 and some people in the intentions book took up to 4 hours. Just plan with gaiters :)


For more reviews download WikiCamps NOW!

Download on the App Store Get it on Google Play Get it on the Microsoft Store

Minimum requirements: iOS 12, Android 6, Windows 10