Coldwater Hut | Nelson Lakes National Park
Coldwater Hut is a vastly superior alternative to the nearby Lakehead Hut.
A third the cost might be one reason but there are others. Coldwater faces north, ie, the sun, with a great view down Lake Rotoiti and with the nearby jetty with its multitude of eels. Even great camping nearby in the mature red beech forest. All in all a good un.
And that may account for its massive popularity during school holidays, get there early.
category . . . standard hut
hut fee . . . . 1 hut ticket or backcountry hut pass, free to camp
elevation . . . 625 m
bunks . . . 10 mattresses on two sleeping platforms
built . . . 1963
heating . . . open fire
water . . . tap above outside sink from 2000 litre rainwater tank, also the lake
toilet . . . 2 x longdrop← Waiau Forks campsite | Nelson Lakes National Park Cupola Hut | Nelson Lakes National Park →