Mason Bay Hut | Rakiura National Park, Stewart Island

Mason Bay Hut is a 1970s hut, 15 minutes walk from the actual Mason Bay Beach, is the most acclaimed spot in NZ to get down with kiwis in their natural state. Plenty of people either fly onto the beach or do the walk from the water taxi dropoff at Freshwater Landing, so can have more patronage than some of the other huts.

You might get lucky in the evening, or have to put in some effort, but in any case you can still usually hear the kiwis repetitively screech from your bunk.

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category … standard hut

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

bunks … 20 bunks in 3 bunkrooms

heating … firebox

water … taps above 2 internal sinks, water from rainwater tank

toilet … 2 x longdrop

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