This is a classic old-school back-country hut with considerable charm and character. The hut has eight bunks with mattresses, a wood heater, toilet facilities and fresh water. Please note, there are no gas cooking facilities and no lighting in the hut.
Great Spotted Kiwi can often be heard and sometimes seen in the evenings here and there are often Blue Ducks (Whio) in the creeks and streams nearby. The hut is nestled in an enchanting stand of beech forest and there are numerous limestone caves and formations close by.
|Gouland Downs Hut & Campsite Amenities|
|Hut Capacity:||8 Bunks with mattresses|
|Campsite Capacity:||5 Tent Sites (10 Campers)|
|Hut Facilities:||Wood Heater.|
|Water & Toilet:||Long drop toilets, toilet paper and cold running water.|
|Mattresses are provided but you’ll need to bring your own sleeping bag.
You’ll need to bring your own cooker and 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 Gouland Downs Hut||Precip.||Temp.||Wind||Speed|
|29.03.2020||14–18||<1 mm||13 °C||Light breeze from South-southwest||2 m/s|
|18–24||0 mm||13 °C||Light breeze from South-southeast||2 m/s|
|30.03.2020||00–06||0 mm||6 °C||Light breeze from Southeast||2 m/s|
|06–12||<1 mm||7 °C||Light breeze from Southeast||2 m/s|
|12–18||2 mm||15 °C||Light breeze from East-northeast||3 m/s|
|18–24||<1 mm||13 °C||Light air from East-southeast||1 m/s|
|31.03.2020||00–06||0 mm||8 °C||Light breeze from Southeast||2 m/s|
|06–12||<1 mm||6 °C||Light air from South-southeast||1 m/s|
|12–18||2 mm||16 °C||Light air from North-northeast||1 m/s|
|18–24||<1 mm||14 °C||Light air from West-northwest||1 m/s|
|Weather forecast from yr.no, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and the NRK.|