North Canterbury and Arthur’s Pass

Ant stream bivvy.

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Christchurch and Banks Peninsula

Packhorse hut.

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Mid and South Canterbury

Lawrence bivvy.

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Mackenzie Country and Waitaki

Hideaway Hut.

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Aoraki/Mount Cook

Sefton Bivvy.

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New Zealand backcountry huts

Hut icon with map of New Zealand.

DOC manages a network of over 950 huts of all shapes and sizes. Find out where they are and the facilities they offer.

Otago region

French Ridge hut, Otago.

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West Coast region

Top toaroha hut.

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Marlborough region

Fidgit bivvy

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Nelson/Tasman region

Motueka area.

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Address:   Botanic Gardens Information Centre
Christchurch Botanic Gardens
Armagh Street Carpark
Christchurch 8013
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