George Lyon Hut | Nelson Lakes National Park

George Lyon Hut is the last of the unmodified National Parks big hut built in the early 1970s and renamed to remember the contribution of the first Park Ranger to the development of the huts and park in general.

Actually it’s a bit kooky, two separate self-contained rooms, each with its own bunks and benches, although there is just one firebox. Pretty special to sleep in a hut with the sound of the river so loud.

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category . . . standard hut

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

elevation . . . 670 m

bunks . . . 16, two separate rooms with 8 bunks each

built . . . 1973

heating . . . firebox

water . . . bucket is supplied to get water from river, 50m walk

toilet . . . longdrop

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