Mintaro Hut (CLOSED)


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Milford Track, Fiordland National Park, South Island

(03) 249 7924


This 40-bunk hut is the second DOC hut on the Milford Track, at the head of the Clinton Valley, Fiordland. Bookings required in the Great Walks season. Fees Apply. This hut offers stunning views of the steep-sided Clinton Valley and a welcome rest before the Mackinnon Pass climb the next day. Facilities and services In the Great Walks season: 40 bunks with mattresses in a communal sleeping layout. Water supply, flushing toilets, wash basins with cold running water (but no showers). Heating with fuel available, and solar lighting in the communal kitchen area. Cooking facilities with fuel, tables and seating (but no cooking utensils). A friendly conservation ranger - they like to chat, they know the area well and can tell you about the environment and weather, or help out should an emergency arise. Outside the Great Walks season: Gas is not provided - you will need to bring your own cooking stove. Flush toilets are replaced with pit toilets. Running water is turned off inside the huts. Water can be obtained from the outside water tank, if this is frozen, then from the nearest water course or by melting snow. There are no conservation rangers based at the huts. Beds are on a first come, first served basis Walking the track outside the Great Walk season should only be attempted by fit, experienced and well equipped trampers. The Mintaro Hut on the Milford Track could pose a risk in the event of a severe earthquake. The hut is located in a rockfall zone which could be triggered by a large earthquake.

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