Huts and Lodges

The Club owns and operates a network of climbing accommodation around New Zealand including alpine mountaineering huts in Tongariro National Park, Aoraki Mt Cook National Park, Westland National Park, and Aspiring National Park.

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  • This warm little base lodge is located in the heart of Arthur's Pass National Park, and is only two hours drive from Christchurch. It provides a great base from which is explore the surrounding mountains, with peaks suitable for beginner and advanced climbers alike.

  • This historic stone hut, located in the spectacular Matukituki Valley, is a very popular location for families, tramping groups, tourists and of course climbers of all abilities. It provides shelter for those heading further into the mountains, or is a weekend trip in itself.

  • Built in 1932, this small rustic two room hut is available to NZAC members only. It sits tucked in by the forest edge, a short distance from its busier cousin Aspiring Hut, in the beautiful west Matukituki Valley.

  •  Named to mark the centennial of the Club (formed in1891), this alpine hut sits on a small outcrop of rock that protrudes from the Franz Josef névé. The vista of the sea lapping the west coast is spread below, and the peaks of the southern alps tower above. 

  • One of the most well loved climbers huts in the country, this cosy little red alpine refuge from the weather is perched right at the base of the classic north west ridge of Mount Aspiring.

  • The classic climbs of De la Beche and the Minarets are on the doorstep from this classic location. The hut also provides shelter for those traveling up and down the mighty Tasman Glacier.

  • This wonderful 12 bunk hut is nestled by trees on the west side of the picturesque Hopkins Valley. Hunting, tramping and climbing opportunities abound for adventures of all abilities.

  • Located high above the valley floor on a col below Mt Earnslaw, this great little biv provides shelter for climbers and adventures exploring this wonderful mountain massif.

  • This large alpine hut is located just below the snow line and offers amazing views across the Matukituki Valley, and provides a safe haven on route to ascents of Mount Aspiring.

  • This historic hut has provided shelter for climbers, trampers and hunters for over seventy years. Located at the end of the Godley valley, a trip to this remote time capsule of the great New Zealand outdoors will never be forgotten.

  • The wild west coast of the South Island offers spectacular scenery and unforgettable experiences, from the cascading glaciers, to the mighty peaks of the alps. This lodge is your roadside base for adventures around this great region.

  • Surrounded on all sides by the towering mountains of the spectacular Fiordland National Park, this hut is an extremely popular climbers hangout. From this base the rock and snow of the Darrens is on your doorstep.

  • A wonderful remote alpine hut perfect for the adventurous and fit to get off the beaten track. From this perch above the Murchison Glacier ski touring opportunities abound.

  • One of the busiest alpine huts in New Zealand, this alpine hut sits high on a rocky cliff above the Fox Glacier névé. There are numerous opportunists for skilled alpinists, from ski mountaineering, to ascents of the mighty Mount Tasman, New Zealand’s second highest peak.

  • The slopes of Mt Ruapehu offer a fantastic winter playground, and this hut, situated in a spectacular location high on the Whakapapa Ski Field, provides the perfect warm cosy base for climbing, instruction and ski mountaineering.

  • This wonderful modern ski lodge located on the Tukino Ski Field is an excellent base for winter mountaineering, ski touring and instruction courses, and a base for alpine rock climbing in the warmer summer months.

  • Unwin Lodge is the flagship of the NZAC hut network. This newly rebuilt lodge sits at the entrance to Aoraki Mt Cook National Park, and is the perfect base for everything from family day trips to the glaciers to adventures on New Zealand’s highest peaks.

  • This mountaineers hut is located high up beside the Whangaehu valley on the slopes on the active volcano Mt Ruapehu. It is a great location for climbing, ski touring and generally exploring this remote area of the Tongariro National Park.