Mount Larkins, Glenorchy

Kelly Hut.

Overview

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What to bring

FAQs

Trip price is dependent on group numbers and trip type. Please contact us for more price information.

Overview

Trip Options

Experience the thrill of staying 1880m high on Mount Larkins. Accessed by helicopter only, the Kelly Hut can accommodate guests all year round and is well equipped and warm, ensuring that guests have a comfortable stay and leave feeling refreshed ahead of their next adventure.

The emphasis is on glamping (glamour camping) and simplicity so you can better experience the exhilaration of sleeping high in the backcountry with your friends or family.

Kelly Hut sleeps up to six but we can accommodate up to ten with tenting or snow caving. The host takes care of your safety and satisfaction. You can also personalise a celebration, plan your menu or arrange a chef with us.

Whether it is two of you or ten the pure power of the mountains and the joy of the journey will leave a mark on your memory.

Facilities

  • Sleeps 8 people
  • Separate toilet hut

Guided Trips

  • Guide and or host take care of your safety and comfort
  • Catered meals
  • Warm bedding available on request
  • Wood burner fire
  • Basic gas cookers
  • All kitchen utensils
  • Solar lighting

Self Guided Trip

  • Mountainhut staff heli loaders accompany you to the hut
  • You must have backcountry experience
  • Bring your own food
  • Bring your own bedding
  • Wood burner fire
  • Basic gas cookers
  • All kitchen utensils
  • Solar lighting

What to bring

  • Appropriate clothing for mountain weather. Warm and waterproof
  • Personal items
  • Head torch
  • Appropriate footwear: sturdy hiking boots or winter snow boots
  • Day pack or overnight bag

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Are children allowed at the Hut?

Mountainhut.nz encourages all ages including children to enjoy and participate in the alpine backcountry. As part of our safety management system a parent or legal guardian is required to complete and sign a Mountainhut Application and Release Form on behalf of any person under the age of 18 years of age. This and guest pre trip briefings help create an awareness of what to expect and insures that any child is adequately supervised equiped and capable to participate in activities offered by mountainhut.nz.

Is there cellular phone coverage?

The closest coverage is Vodafone cell phone coverage at sunset rocks at the ridge above the hut. Whakaari has no dependable cell phone coverage over most of the terrain or trails so best factor that into your equipment choice. Take a PLB if you have one. Mountainhut.nz supplies an emergency kit for guided and self guided groups which includes PLB and Satellite phone.

How cold will it get in winter?

Kelly Hut is at 1880 metres and at this altitude you can expect to be 5 to10 degrees cooler than the valley floor. The weather can change quickly and temperatures can drop fast with wind chill or precipitation. Guests need to have the appropriate protective clothing for any activity they are participating in such as ski touring, hiking or biking. An equipment check is undertaken by guides prior to guided trips. Kelly Hut has a Little Cracker Burner so for those guided guests overnighting or wanting shelter during the day the hut is easily accessible and warm and cosy.

Trip price is dependent on group numbers and trip type. Please contact us for more price information.

Experiences worth sharing.

Mountain Hut offers unique and bespoke tour options catering to a range of experience and skill sets. All tours explore off the beaten path terrain, ensuring the experience is authentic and memorable.

mountain hut heli hiking tours

Heli-Hiking.

Land in the mountains above Glenorchy and hike down on tracks that lead you back to the valley floor.

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Heli Biking Tours

Heli-Biking.

Land in the mountains above Glenorchy and bike down on tracks that lead you back to the valley floor.

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ski touring

Ski-Touring.

Huge variety or terain from steep to mild.  Guided runs avaialable for both experienced or beginners.

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Snow-Shoeing.

Huge variety of terrain from steep to mild. Guided runs available for both experienced or beginners.

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