Mt Misery Hut | Nelson Lakes National Park
Don’t be put off by the name, the misery doesn’t persist forever, although the three hour indication on the signage down near the jetty seems optimistic. It’s a 1100 m climb, or thereabouts.
Once up there, however, it’s heavenly. Particularly if you are greeted with fine weather, and the views down the length of Lake Rotoroa as far as Mt Owen in the distance, and of the west elevation of Mount Hopeless on the other side of the Sabine River are visible. Once up on the ridge it’s surprisingly rounded and easy travel, with a few tarns for camping if you still have energy.
Yeah, the hut is great, but with any more than two inhabitants you would prefer to be close friends. Four or more, just hope it ain’t raining.
category . . . basic hut
hut fee . . . free to stay or camp
elevation . . . 1520 m
bunks . . . 4 mattresses
built . . . 1965
heating . . . none
water . . . tarn 15 m to south of hut
toilet . . . none. Use the shovel.← Bushline Hut | Nelson Lakes National Park Paske Hut | near Nelson Lakes National Park →