Ces Clarke Hut | Paparoa Track Great Walk
Ces Clarke Hut was built back in 1986 when the Croesus Track was cleared for recreational use, after having been abandoned for many years.
Now spruced up as part of the Paparoa Track Great Walk, with a large new deck, and an interior sink, and gas burners installed.
Fine views down to the Grey River valley.
category . . . Great Walk hut
hut fee . . . Full refund for Backcountry Hut Pass holders. To claim a refund, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your booking reference and a scanned copy of your Backcountry Hut Pass.
Winter Season . . . 1 May – 30 September
All adults (18+ years): $45 per person, per night
All children (17 years and under): free
Summer season . . . 1 October – 30 April | different costs for Kiwis and non-resident children
Kiwi adults (18+ years): $45 per person, per night
Kiwi children (17 years and under): free but booking still required
Non-resident adults (18+ years): $45 per person, per night
Non-resident children (17 years and under): $23 per person, per night
camping . . . not allowed
booking . . . required all year, either online or at a DOC office
bunks . . . 16 mattresses on four sleeping platforms
elevation . . . 940 m
built . . . 1986
heating . . . firebox, firewood supplied
cooking . . . three double-burner gas stoves
USB charging . . . twin outlets from the solar charged battery. Bring your own charging cable.
water . . . tap above the inside sink. From a rainwater tank.
toilet . . . one longdrop← Cedar Flat Hut, Toaroha River Coppermine Creek Hut | Haast Paringa Cattle Trail →