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|
|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|
|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.|
|Forecast for Saxon Hut||Precip.||Temp.||Wind||Speed|
|09.08.2020||22–24||0 mm||5 °C||Gentle breeze from Southwest||5 m/s|
|10.08.2020||00–06||<1 mm||5 °C||Gentle breeze from Southwest||5 m/s|
|06–12||<1 mm||5 °C||Gentle breeze from West-southwest||4 m/s|
|12–18||<1 mm||8 °C||Moderate breeze from Southwest||6 m/s|
|18–24||0 mm||5 °C||Gentle breeze from Southwest||4 m/s|
|11.08.2020||00–06||0 mm||5 °C||Gentle breeze from South-southwest||3 m/s|
|06–12||0 mm||1 °C||Light breeze from South-southeast||3 m/s|
|12–18||0 mm||12 °C||Light air from Northwest||1 m/s|
|18–24||0 mm||8 °C||Calm from East-southeast||0 m/s|
|Weather forecast from yr.no, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and the NRK.|