The newest hut on the Heaphy Track (2014) is the last word in comfort and modernity. The hut features 26 bunks with mattresses, solar lighting, double glazed windows, gas cooking facilities, toilets, fresh water and a wood-fired heater. Situated in the MacKay Downs forest at the western edge of the alpine section of the track at an elevation of approximately 750 metres, the MacKay Hut affords spectacular views of the Tasman Sea, the Heaphy River mouth and the wonderfully wild West Coast on clear days.
|James Mackay Hut & Campsite Amenities|
|Hut Capacity:||26 Bunks with mattresses|
|Campsite Capacity:||4 Tent Sites (8 Campers)|
|Hut Facilities:||Gas cooking, cold water sinks inside the hut, lighting and heating.|
|Water & Toilet:||Cold water taps, flush toilets with toilet paper.|
|Mattresses are provided but you’ll need to bring your own sleeping bag.
** 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.|