Rodger Inlet Hut, Fiordland National Park
Roger Inlet Hut is a cosy, six-bunk hut with double-glazed windows, and a large woodburner. Views of the lake, and the hills beyond, if it’s not raining, or obscured by clouds of sandflies. Opening windows have fly screens.
A lovely, if somewhat demanding walk in from the Monowai Campsite car park, although a good proportion of visitors prefer motorised transportation via the lake. The track starts easily enough, but the last third is slower with bogs, steep slopes, and treefalls encountered.
The new hut is sited in a clearing by a stream that seems intent on occupying the same real estate, with the rock cage built for protection being undermined.
category . . . standard hut
hut fee . . . 1 hut ticket or backcountry hut pass, free to camp
elevation . . . 200 m
bunks . . . 6
built . . . 2009
heating . . . wood burner
water . . . exterior tap from 500 litre rainwater tank
toilet . . . longdrop← Monowai Campsite, Fiordland National Park Rodger Inlet Historic Hut, Fiordland National Park →