Kia Ora Hut

The third of our overland track huts designed for sun and expansive views.
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  • Bushwalkers overnight hut
  • Overland Track, Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park, Wilderness World Heritage Area
  • Super insulated, triple glazed windows, suitable for climate zone 8
  • Low embodied energy materials
  • BAL 29/40
  • Prefabricated structural panels for floor, walls and roof
  • Panels placed by helicopter into final position
  • Completed 2022
  • Award: 2023 Unique Building Achievement MBA

Construction by AJR Construct (


"We noted the thoughtful detailing of the rugged plywood furniture - dining tables and benches, bunks and their ladders,
and the adequate alternative cooking space on wall-side benches.
The light fittings were beautiful!
We also loved the extensive outdoor covered areas and verandahs at Kia Ora,
so great for winding back with new friends after a long day on the trail and enjoying the views, even on a rainy day.
We could scarcely fault these huts and were grateful to use them".

Virginia Waller & Andrew Vilder, bushwalkers and architects

Photography by Chris Crerar

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