Granity Pass Hut | Kahurangi National Park

Not quite on a pass, or adjacent to Granity Creek, this new DOC hut has been built to high standards with double glazing and full insulation, as well as a big verandah.

It is popular for much of the year, in part due to sections of the Lord of the Rings being filmed near here. Don’t underestimate the grunt required to climb up the steep and waterless track. As they say, worth the effort. As is the climb to the highest hill in the area, Mt Owen at 1875 m.

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category . . . standard hut

hut fee . . . 1 standard hut ticket or backcountry hut pass, free to camp

booking . . . not required

elevation . . . 1220 m

bunks . . . 10 mattresses, on two sleeping platforms

built . . . March 2018

heating . . . wood burner

water . . . tap above outside sink from two linked 2000 litre rainwater tanks

toilet . . . longdrop

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