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Great Walk hut and campsite fees standardised

posted Jun 15, 2012, 3:40 AM by Robert Wopereis
DOC is to introduce a new three-tiered pricing system for huts on the Great Walks network and paid campsites throughout the country from 1 July 2012. Current fees for the Great Walk huts and campsites vary around the country with the impact on existing charges varying, with some fees rising by a couple of dollars a night and others falling. The new system will set uniform charges to make it simpler to plan outdoor trips and book accommodation. DOC faces growing costs to maintain the hut and campground network, so instead of putting up fees a set amount the prices are to be aligned in a much simpler system.

There will be no change to the fees currently charged for the 940 DOC backcountry huts around the country.

Great Walk Huts – per adult, per night

Tier 1: $54 (up $2.90) Milford, Routeburn and Kepler Tracks.

Tier 2: $32 (previously between $30.60 and $35.70) Abel Tasman Coast Track, Heaphy Track, Tongariro Northern Circuit, Whanganui Journey, Lake Waikaremoana Track.

Tier 3: $22 (up $1.60) Rakiura Track.

Campsites – per adult, per night

Tier 1: $15 – Serviced campsites – flush toilets, tap water, kitchen/cooking bench, hot showers etc

Tier 2: $10 – Scenic campsites – pit or composting toilets, water from tap/stream/lake.

Tier 3: $6 – Standard campsites – pit or composting toilets, water from tap/stream/lake.

Current paid campsites vary from $4 to $19 depending on location