Iris Burn Hut | Kepler Track, Fiordland National Park
Iris Burn Hut is not quite as dramatic a setting as Luxmore Hut and those bigtime views but a pleasant enough spot to be resting your feet. You might even start to talk to your fellow travellers since it’s often the second night together and, there’s going to be plenty to share after the wander from Luxmore.
Worth the traipse up to the Iris Burn waterfall about 20 minutes walk away, sometimes it’s these pack-less walks where you can slow down and appreciate your surroundings.
category . . . Great Walk hut
elevation . . . 450 m
hut fee winter season . . . until 24 October 2022
All adults (18+ years): $15 per person, per night, or Backcountry Hut Pass
All children (17 years and under): free
hut fee summer season 25 October 2022 – 30 April 2023
Kiwi adults (18+ years): $68 per person, per night
Kiwi children (17 years and under): free but booking still required
Non-resident adults (18+ years): $102 per person, per night
Non-resident children (17 years and under): $51 per person, per night
booking . . . required for summer season, 25 October 2022 – 30 April 2023, either online or at a DOC office.
Booking not required for winter season: until 24 October 2022
bunks . . . 50 in three bunk rooms, with mattresses
built . . . 1986, ie, when the track was opened
cooking . . . summer: gas rings. Winter: none
heating . . . firebox, firewood supplied from woodshed
water . . . summer: tap above inside sinks. Winter: outside water tank, or if frozen up, from the Iris Burn 100 m away
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