Cupola Hut | Nelson Lakes National Park
There’s a couple of hours climbing to get up to the 1390 m altitude, one of the highest huts around, but the surrounding wrap of the mountains, the steep south face of Mt Hopeless and the gnarly climb to Mt Cupola, make it all worthwhile.
Built to accommodate scientific researchers looking at various things, err, scientific it is reasonably light filled with a decent ambience. Yeah, a favourite as much for the location as the actual facilities.
category . . . standard hut
hut fee . . . . 1 hut ticket or backcountry hut pass, free to camp
elevation . . . 1390m
bunks . . . 8 mattresses
built . . . 1957
heating . . . firebox
water . . . tap on 500 litre rainwater tank
toilet . . . longdrop← Coldwater Hut | Nelson Lakes National Park Bushline Hut | Nelson Lakes National Park →