Lake Mackenzie Hut | Routeburn Track, Fiordland National Park

Well-sited Lake Mackenzie Hut with a view to the nearby lake with Ocean Peak around to Emily Peak as a backdrop, and round to the left some peaks of the Darran Range some distance away. Just about as picturesque a spot as you could imagine.

Lake Mackenzie Hut is one of the busiest huts on the Routeburn, many people end up staying here on their little adventure.

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category . . . Great Walk hut

elevation . . . 1036 m

hut fee winter season . . . until 31 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 1 November 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, 1 November 2022 – 30 April 2023, either online or at a DOC office.
Booking not required for winter season: until 31 October 2022

bunks . . . 50 in two bunk rooms, with mattresses

built . . . 1990s

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 lake

toilet . . . summer: 4 flush toilets. Winter: long drop

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