Nardoo Hut | Nelson Lakes National Park
Nardoo Hut is one of the best tiny huts in Nelson Lakes National Park. The siting is outstanding with big bluffs in proximity, twin tarns at the doorstep, and a great view up the basin.
Getting there is a big effort, and DOC’s seven hours will be hard to beat for all but the most athletic. The track up Nardoo Creek from the Matakitaki more or less disappears once it hits the creek, and for much of the way it’s easier just to boulder hop, and cross the river as required a couple of dozen times. That’s pretty straight forward up as far as the big bend. The climb from the river valley will seriously test your fitness.
category . . . basic hut
hut fee . . . free
elevation . . . 1405 m
bunks . . . 2 mattresses on bunks
built . . . November 1965
heating . . . none
water . . . 20 m to tarn closest to bivvy, but better to take the bucket to the stream for the flowing water
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