NZ Hut Bagging
Hiking in New Zealand is unlike anywhere else in the world. Yes, the scenery is amazing (AHH-maz-ing!), but what is unique about hiking in this country is the network of shelters, huts, and lodges available throughout NZ’s wilderness for public use. There are over 950 huts throughout both islands; they range in shapes, sizes, and price from basic, small, two-person shacks (free - $5) to 50-bed, spacious huts with heating and cooking facilities ($50). There’s a trend among the hiking community of “bagging peaks” by summiting as many mountains as possible. Well down here, there’s a similar trend called "hut bagging", and we’re on a mission.