Kahurangi National Park, West Coast, South Island, New Zealand

Saxon Hut & Campsite

Hut
Hut
Campsite
Campsite
Toilets
Toilets
Tap Water
Water
Sinks
Sinks
Bunks
Bunks
Heating
Heating
Cooking Facilities
Cooking

Saxon Hut is a comfortable modern hut in a great location among the tussocks at the western end of the Gouland Downs section of the track. There are a lot of interesting scenic spots to explore nearby.  Great Spotted Kiwi can often be heard and sometimes seen in the evenings here. Saxon Hut is named after John Saxon who surveyed the Heaphy Track in 1886. The hut has a wood-fired heater and gas cooking facilities.

Saxon Hut & Campsite Amenities
Saxon Hut & Campsite Amenities
Hut Capacity: 16 Bunks with mattresses
Campsite Capacity: 5 Tent Sites (10 Campers)
Hut Facilities: Heating, bench top, sink, gas cooktop.
Water & Toilet: Long drop toilet, cold water taps.
Mattresses are provided but you’ll need to bring your own sleeping bag.
Bring your own cooking utensils.
** Campers are not permitted to use hut facilities. **

Heaphy Track Hut & Campsite Fees and Bookings
Heaphy Track Hut & Campsite Fees and Bookings
Hut Fee $32 per night
Campsite Fee $14 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 or campsite online or at a DOC visitor centre. You need to book before you start walking or mountain biking the Heaphy Track. Campers are not permitted to use hut facilities.
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Weather Forecast for Saxon Hut

Forecast for Saxon Hut  Precip. Temp. Wind Speed
26.05.2017 11–12 Cloudy 0 mm 9 °C Gentle breeze from East-northeast 4 m/s
12–18 Heavy rain 8 mm 10 °C Gentle breeze from East-northeast 5 m/s
18–24 Heavy rain 18 mm 7 °C Gentle breeze from East-northeast 5 m/s
27.05.2017 00–06 Heavy rain 21 mm 8 °C Gentle breeze from Northeast 4 m/s
06–12 Rain showers 1 mm 8 °C Light breeze from Northeast 2 m/s
12–18 Light rain showers <1 mm 11 °C Light breeze from Northeast 2 m/s
18–24 Light rain showers <1 mm 7 °C Light air from Southeast 1 m/s
28.05.2017 00–06 Rain 2 mm 6 °C Light breeze from South-southeast 2 m/s
06–12 Rain showers 1 mm 6 °C Light air from Southeast 1 m/s
12–18 Rain showers 1 mm 8 °C Light air from West-northwest 1 m/s
18–24 Cloudy 0 mm 6 °C Light air from South 1 m/s
Weather forecast from yr.no, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and the NRK.

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