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Hopkins Valley, Ruataniwha Conservation Park


This wonderful 12 bunk hut is nestled by trees on the west side of the picturesque Hopkins Valley. Hunting, tramping and climbing opportunities abound for adventures of all abilities.


West side of Hopkins Valley below the junction with Elcho Stream.
Detailed map below.


12 bunks with mattresses, closed log-burner, water from stream, long-drop toilet.


Huxley Gorge Station to 2km below the Memorial Cairn, 16km/3hrs from hut.


  • Members $10 per night
  • Non-members $20 per night

A group is heading to Elcho Hut 28th December 2023 to 1st January 2024, please be aware beds may not be available

Payable online by credit card or bank transfer (NZ accounts only) – see above, or to the NZAC National Office, PO Box 786, Christchurch 8140.


No bookings are possible. The hut is open all year round and beds are allocated on a first in first served basis.

Location Map:

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POINT (169.81678963 -43.9197515)
NZTopo50: BY14 456 309
NZMS260 (old): H37 556 925

Note: You need to log in first, when booking, to obtain member rates. 

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