Mintaro Hut | Milford Track

Small and dampish Mintaro Hut is a two story structure surrounded by forest and to continue with the bad news, a long walk to the winter toilet. 40 wet trampers would have much interaction with their fellow travellers, perhaps more than is comfortable, this hut does not provide much in the way of personal space. The other two Milford Track huts, Clinton and Dumpling, are fortunately more pleasant accommodation.

Any view is whack into the sheer cliffs of Mount Balloon which may, or may not, be replete with numerous waterfalls. In any case you will feel you are right in the heart of the Fiordland mountains.

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category . . . Great Walk hut

elevation . . . 600 m

hut fee – summer . . . 25 October 2016 to 3 May 2017, $54 per adult, free if under 18. Hut warden in residence for summer season

hut fee – winter . . . to 24 October 2016, $15 per adult, free if under 18, ie, 3 hut tickets, or backcountry hut pass. Camping not permitted

booking . . . required for summer season, 25 October 2016 to 3 May 2017, either online or at a DOC office. Not required for winter season: to 24 October 2016.

bunks . . . 40 in three bunk rooms, two smaller downstairs, one bigger above, with mattresses

built . . . 1980s

cooking . . . summer: gas rings. Winter: none

heating . . . firebox, firewood supplied from woodshed

water . . . summer: tap above inside sinks. Winter: outside water tank

toilet . . . summer: 4 flush toilets. Winter: long drop, a long walk

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