2 Best Huts Near Arthur's Pass Village, New Zealand - Updated 2024

Zyanya James
Zyanya James 
Contributing Writer
| 2 min read

Arthur’s Pass Village is a township in New Zealand’s South Island that boasts an enviable location amid the Southern Alps. A scenic drive along State Highway 73 will take you to this modest village, where devotees of Mother Nature will have the time of their lives. One of the most rewarding hiking trails is Arthur’s Pass Walking Track, which leads to Arthur Dudley Dobson Memorial. Since you’ll be on an elevation of 739 meters (2,424.5 feet), expect a spectacular view of the town and the surrounding mountains. Devil’s Punchbowl Waterfall, a 131-meter (430-feet) waterfall is also a stunning sight. Skiing enthusiasts should visit around mid-June to October for a memorable experience in the alps. Keen on camping? Pitch your tent at Avalanche Creek Shelter campground for convenience and proximity to attractions. If you’d prefer more cozy accommodations, below are the best huts near Arthur’s Pass Village, New Zealand.

1. The Moa Cabin in Jacksons (from USD 86)

Booking this cabin will allow a group of four free access to Ngarimu Walking Track, where they can explore a native rainforest and take a dip in a waterfall. Guests will also find a walking trail that leads to a historic 1860’s quartz mine, where they’ll find old relics. Lovers of nature will find this area to their liking, with birdsongs to wake them up in the morning and glimpses of kiwis to brighten up their day.

At the end of your outdoor adventures, head to the clean, well-maintained bathrooms for your grooming needs, then cook a meal in the nice shared kitchen where you can meet other campers in the area.

After eating and socializing, return to your cozy cabin with its three comfortable beds and rest well for another exciting day ahead. If sleep is elusive, take a seat on the deck and just stargaze until dawn.

Jacksons, West Coast, New Zealand
48 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in hut 3 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
our room and the shared amenities were clean and comfortable
friendly welcome spotlessly clean with great facilities well organised - and spectacular scenery too
and the park and everything is super clean and perfect organized
amazing will never in my life forget the walk through the rainforest
we heard kiwi and ruru on our walk and felt completely safe
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2. Tom's Hut in Kawhaka Valley

This rustic cabin is set on a 116-acre (47-hectare) private property in Kawhaka Valley. It’s perched on the mountainside, giving guests lovely views of the surrounding mountains and the creek. Nature lovers will appreciate the serenity and the glimpses of wildlife around the area. This is an ideal place to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life, perfect for a timeout from social media and to catch up on some reading.

The hut can accommodate a maximum of two adults with two children. There’s a queen bed in the bedroom and two single beds in the living area. You’ll also find a functional kitchen, plus a work area and free WiFi if you bought some work along. An indoor fireplace will keep you warm and cozy on chilly nights.

Kawhaka Valley, Westland, New Zealand
18 reviews   Wifi Available
Hut 3 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
and the wifi works perfectly well enough
it's fun to be in such a remote area but still have good wifi
wonderful host made us feel very at home
paul is an amazing host
paul is a very nice host and always happy to help
paul was very friendly and informative
in addition to this paul was a genuinely warm and helpful host
great location for hopping onto the wilderness bike trail highly recommended
if you are up for an adventure this is a place to consider
tom's hut was the perfect place to get some quality time for solitude relaxation and introspection
it was a fantastic place very remote and peaceful
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Get down with nature at Arthur's Pass Village

Arthur’s Pass Village is an idyllic destination. The forests, mountains, waterfalls, and wildlife will surely make your day. Stay in one of the huts above and make the most of this dreamy, one-of-a-kind place.

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Zyanya is a lit major and has written articles in various fields, including beauty, food, and travel. She started her Trip101 journey as an editor but has returned to her first love - writing. She...Read more

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