Routeburn Flats Hut (Great Walk)

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Routeburn Track, Mount Aspiring National Park, South Island

(03) 442 7935

queenstownvc@doc.govt.nz

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Description

This is a 20 bunk, Great Walk hut on the Routeburn Track, Mt Aspiring National Park. Bookings required in the Great Walks season. This hut offers lovely views across the Route Burn valley floor, and makes a great day walk or easy first night stay on the Routeburn Track. Facilities and services In the Great Walks season: 20 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 basis only In the Great Walks season (29 October 2019 30 April 2020): Bookings are required Outside the Great Walks season (1 May 2020 1 November 2020): Bookings are not required - first come, first served Facilities are reduced This hut is the first hut on the Routeburn Track from the Queenstown end, Mt Aspiring National Park. The hut is about 1.5 2 hours walk from the Routeburn Shelter (road end).

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Lat: -44.725549 Lng: 168.215457

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kali&fargo

Probably the most underwhelming camp/hut location of the Routeburn Track, however it is much smaller than the other two if you prefer to be around less people. Nice outdoor dining/cooking area. Lots of Kea playing about when I stayed.

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