James MacKay Hut | Heaphy Track, Kahurangi National Park

James MacKay Hut is the typical you beaut 5 star luxury accommodation that DOC is insisting on building for the Great Walks these days. Big picture windows, insulation, separate bedrooms, just posh accommodation.

If the weather permits there is a huge view down to the mouth of the Heaphy River as a bonus.

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category . . . Great Walk hut

hut fee . . . $32 per adult, free if under 18. Hut warden in residence in summer months

booking . . . required all year, either online or at a DOC office

bunks . . . 28 bunks in separate bunk rooms, with mattresses

built . . . 2014

cooking . . . plenty of gas rings

heating . . . firebox, firewood, coal supplied

water . . . tap above inside sinks

toilet . . . flush

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