Kahurangi National Park, West Coast, South Island, New Zealand
Tap Water
Cooking Facilities

Located at the convergence of the Heaphy and Lewis rivers, the Lewis Hut was named after Charles Lewis who assisted James MacKay with surveying the Heaphy Track in 1886. Lewis Hut has 20 bunks, gas cooking facilities, a wood-burning heater, fresh water and toilet facilities. There is plenty to explore around the Lewis Hut along the river beds and there are many huge ancient rata trees in the region of the hut. The impressive swing bridge crossing the Heaphy and Lewis rivers is 140 metres long and is the largest of its kind in New Zealand. Please note that camping is not permitted at Lewis Hut.

Lewis Hut Amenities
Lewis Hut Amenities
Hut Capacity: 20 Bunks with mattresses
Hut Facilities: Wood burner, gas cook-top, bench top and sink.
Water & Toilet: Cold water tap, long drop toilets with toilet paper.
Mattresses are provided but you’ll need to bring your own sleeping bag.
Bring your own cooking utensils.

Heaphy Track Hut Fees and Bookings
Heaphy Track Hut Fees and Bookings
Hut Fee $32 per night
There is no charge for children 17 years and under. However, booking is still required. Bookings Are Essential – You can book a hut online or at a DOC visitor centre. You need to book before you start walking or mountain biking the Heaphy Track.
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Weather Forecast for Lewis Hut

Forecast for Lewis Hut  Precip. Temp. Wind Speed
18.10.2019 17–18 Heavy rain 2 mm 12 °C Fresh breeze from North-northeast 9 m/s
18–24 Heavy rain showers 15 mm 12 °C Moderate breeze from North-northeast 8 m/s
19.10.2019 00–06 Heavy rain 10 mm 11 °C Gentle breeze from North-northeast 5 m/s
06–12 Rain showers 4 mm 11 °C Fresh breeze from Northwest 8 m/s
12–18 Rain showers 1 mm 12 °C Light breeze from West-southwest 3 m/s
18–24 Rain showers 2 mm 12 °C Moderate breeze from Southwest 6 m/s
20.10.2019 00–06 Light rain <1 mm 11 °C Gentle breeze from Southwest 5 m/s
06–12 Partly cloudy 0 mm 9 °C Light breeze from South 3 m/s
12–18 Light rain <1 mm 13 °C Light breeze from West-southwest 3 m/s
18–24 Rain showers 1 mm 11 °C Light breeze from West-northwest 2 m/s
Weather forecast from yr.no, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and the NRK.

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