Luxmore Hut | Kepler Track, Fiordland National Park
Luxmore Hut is one of the most popular huts around due to its proximity to Lake Te Anau township and there’s a lot of talk about the intense view. The living area has been extended and there’s plenty of space in the kitchen area and around the tables. The bunkrooms, well, that’s something different, best to bring your earplugs.
Luxmore Hut is tucked away, to avoid looking directly at the farmland and township 800 m beneath, instead the view is north across the South Fjord of Lake Te Anau to the Murchison mountains beyond.
category . . . Great Walk hut
elevation . . . 1045 m
hut fee – summer . . . 29 October 2019 – 30 April 2020, Hut warden in residence for summer season
New Zealand resident, need drivers license: $65 per adult, free if under 18.
Non-New Zealand resident: $130.
hut fee – winter . . . to 28 October 2019, $15 per adult, free if under 18, ie, 3 hut tickets, or backcountry hut pass. Camping not permitted
booking . . . required for summer season, 29 October 2019 – 30 April 2020, either online or at a DOC office. Not required for winter season: 28 October 2019.
camping . . . not permitted. The closest campsites are at Brod Bay on Lake Te Anau and at the next hut, Iris Burn.
bunks . . . 54 in two bunk rooms, one big, one smaller, 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 Route Burn
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