Ball Shelter Hut route

Ball Shelter Hut route

Aoraki/Mount / Mt Cook Village


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Time: 3 - 4 hr one way

From the Blue Lakes carpark, follow the line of the old Ball Hut Road alongside Tasman Glacier. Ball Shelter is close to the historic Ball Hut site and offers superb views of the glacier and surrounding peaks. Take care, as the moraine wall in this area and along the road is very unstable. Sign your intentions at the Visitor Centre if you wish to stay at the hut, which costs $8 a night.


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DOC Canterbury

Central government organisation


South IslandMount Cook - MacKenzieMount Cook


  • Walking
  • Free


Neal's avatar



Ranking: 10/10

Great views of Mt Cook and glaciers for free!! Amazing scerey onthe drive in.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

DOC Managed

Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍

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Cymen Crick

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