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Elcho Hut 2006

Elcho Hut


Out of stock

Hopkins Valley, Ruataniwha Conservation Park


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Important Notes :  All NZAC huts are now closed to align with the latest Government Coronavirus requirements. You cannot self-isolate at an NZAC hut.

The New Zealand Government requires all people who arrived in the country after 1 am Monday 16 March or if you develop symptoms of COVID-19 like a cough, fever, shortness of breath, sneezing or a runny nose, to go into self-isolation for 14 days. You cannot stay or camp at any NZAC huts or lodges during your 14-day self-isolation period.

All bookings of NZAC huts have also now been halted. If you wish to make future group bookings or make manual payments for anything, including past hut stays, please email Margaret who can help you with this.

Note: You need to log in first, when booking, to obtain member rates. 


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.



West side of Hopkins Valley below the junction with Elcho Stream.
Detailed map below.



12 bunks with mattresses, closed log-burner, water from stream, long-drop toilet.



Huxley Gorge Station to 2km below the Memorial Cairn, 16km/3hrs from hut.



  • Members $5 per night
  • Non-members $10 per night

Payable online by credit card or bank transfer (NZ accounts only) – see above, or to the NZAC National Office, PO Box 786, Christchurch 8140.



No bookings are possible. The hut is open all year round and beds are allocated on a first in first served basis.


Location Map:

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POINT (169.81678963 -43.9197515)
NZTopo50: BY14 456 309
NZMS260 (old): H37 556 925

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