Douglas Rock Hut | Copland Track
Douglas Rock Hut is in a spectacular setting with a backdrop of some of the tallest mountains in New Zealand. It’s a relatively easy walk up from Welcome Flat, and makes a great day’s outing. Still okay but strenuous to get up to the Copland Pass on the west side, but the retreat of the glaciers on the east side makes the full crossing from Mt Cook exceedingly dangerously currently.
The hut was built when the old Douglas Rock rock bivvy was destroyed by an avalanche and rockfall, but the renovation makes the hut comfortable enough.
category . . . standard hut
hut fee . . . 1 hut ticket or backcountry hut pass, free to camp
elevation . . . 755 m
bunks . . . 8 on two platforms
built . . . 1931—32, renovated 1977
heating . . . woodburner
water . . . tap at indoor sink from rainwater tank
toilet . . . longdrop← Crystal Bivvy, Toaroha River Frew Hut, Whitcombe River →