Garston, Queenstown

Welcome Rock Trails - Accommodation


Check In: 14:00|Check Out: 10:00

We welcome mountain bikers and hikers along our trails to discover rarely seen landscapes. Set aside a full day to enjoy the endless views of classic high country New Zealand. Enhance this experience by overnighting in our back country huts, to watch the sun retreat along the hills, soak in the outdoor bath and relax.

Back country huts have a long history in our country's culture. The Mud Hut, Slate Hut, Iron Hut and The Fluming's & Roaring Lion Camp are operated by Welcome Rock Trails. All of which are located at different points along the trail except the Iron Hut which is located at the homestead.

Originally built by the Chinese during the construction of the water race at the end of the nineteenth century, The Mud Hut is a reconstructed building made of sod mud bricks. By the 1980's it was the best preserved waterman's hut along the race. In 1990 the hut was restored with the help of volunteers, Department of Conservation and 1990 Commission. Located on the Eastern side of the Roaring Lion Trails (refer to map).
Up to four people may sleep on bunk beds, and there is a large open fireplace with wood stacked inside. A two burner gas element (with gas) and plenty of candles provide the cooking and lighting facilities. The hut has utensils, pans and basic cutlery. There is a gas heated outdoor bath, for you to enjoy soaking in the view.
A 20 minute walk takes you to Welcome Rock Creek with waterfalls and swimming. Signs of early occupation remain as you follow the lines of water races and wonder at the hard work, ingenuity, and history of the gold miners.
You must provide your own sleeping bag for the overnight stay. Please provide substantial food for lunch, dinner and breakfast.

A cosy hut perched on the ridgeline at 1,000m, the Slate Hut is positioned near the highest point of the trail, just south of Welcome Rock (refer to map).
This is a new hut with basic amenities including a gas cooker, outdoor bath and accommodates two people.
With the greatest amount of sunshine hours anywhere in the valley the view from here is vast, including the upper Mataura and Eyre Mountains.
You must provide your own sleeping bag for the overnight stay. Please provide substantial food for lunch, dinner and breakfast.

Map & Directions

Nevis Road, Garston , Southland, New Zealand, 9750

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