Coldwater Hut | Nelson Lakes National Park

Coldwater Hut is a vastly superior alternative to the nearby Lakehead Hut.

Why?

A third the cost might be one reason but there are others. Coldwater faces north, ie, the sun, with a great view down Lake Rotoiti and with the nearby jetty with its multitude of eels. Even great camping nearby in the mature red beech forest. All in all a good un.

And that may account for its massive popularity during school holidays, get there early.

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category . . . standard hut

hut fee . . . . 1 hut ticket or backcountry hut pass, free to camp

elevation . . . 625 m

bunks . . . 10 mattresses on two sleeping platforms

built . . . 1963

heating . . . open fire

water . . . tap above outside sink from 2000 litre rainwater tank, also the lake

toilet . . . 2 x longdrop

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