Mason Bay Hut | Rakiura National Park, Stewart Island
Mason Bay Hut is a 1970s hut, 15 minutes walk from the actual Mason Bay Beach, is the most acclaimed spot in NZ to get down with kiwis in their natural state. Plenty of people either fly onto the beach or do the walk from the water taxi dropoff at Freshwater Landing, so can have more patronage than some of the other huts.
You might get lucky in the evening, or have to put in some effort, but in any case you can still usually hear the kiwis repetitively screech from your bunk.
category … standard hut
hut fee … 1 hut ticket or backcountry hut pass, free to camp
bunks … 20 bunks in 3 bunkrooms
heating … firebox
water … taps above 2 internal sinks, water from rainwater tank
toilet … 2 x longdrop← Martins Creek Hunters Hut | Rakiura National Park, Stewart Island Mt Allen Lake, north end campsite | Tin Range, Stewart Island →