Lake Howden Hut | Routeburn Track, Fiordland National Park
Lake Howden Hut has a lovely location on the outlet of a small creek from Lake Howden, at the junction of the Routeburn and Greenstone Tracks. Split level with bunks upstairs and decent living area downstairs.
Not so much used as the bigger huts due to the proximity to The Divide, ie, end of the Routeburn for many.
category . . . Great Walk hut
elevation . . . 708 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 2018, $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: to 28 October 2018.
camping . . . not permitted, nearest campsite is Greenstone Saddle, 20 minutes along Greenstone Track.
bunks . . . 28 in one bunk room, with mattresses
built . . . 1970s
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 creek
toilet . . . summer: 3 flush toilets. Winter: long drop← Harris Saddle Shelter | Routeburn Track, Fiordland National Park Lake Mackenzie campsite | Routeburn Track, Fiordland National Park →