Lake Howden Hut | Routeburn Track, Fiordland National Park

Lake Howden Hut has a lovely location on the outlet of a small creek from Lake Howden, at the junction of the Routeburn and Greenstone Tracks. Split level with bunks upstairs and decent living area downstairs.

Not so much used as the bigger huts due to the proximity to The Divide, ie, end of the Routeburn for many.

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category . . . Great Walk hut

elevation . . . 708 m

hut fee – summer . . . 25 October 2016 to 3 May 2017, $54 per adult, free if under 18. Hut warden in residence for summer season

hut fee – winter . . . to 24 October 2016, $15 per adult, free if under 18, ie, 3 hut tickets, or backcountry hut pass. Camping not permitted

booking . . . required for summer season, 25 October 2016 to 3 May 2017, either online or at a DOC office. Not required for winter season: to 24 October 2016.

camping . . . not permitted, nearest campsite is Greenstone Saddle, 20 minutes along Greenstone Track.

bunks . . . 28 in one bunk room, with mattresses

built . . . 1970s

cooking . . . summer: gas rings. Winter: none

heating . . . firebox, firewood supplied from woodshed

water . . . summer: tap above inside sinks. Winter: outside water tank or if frozen up, from the creek

toilet . . . summer: 3 flush toilets. Winter: long drop

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