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Welcome Flat

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20k walk through gorgeous rainforest

this was a highlight of our trip. The seven hour walk up was challenging. But the hut is excellent... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2016
Andy1512
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Scotland
Amongst the best huts in NZ

Welcome Flats hut is a nice-looking, well-equipped backcountry DOC hut with a twist: natural hot... read more

Reviewed 29 November 2015
Florent D
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Located right under the Sierra Range, this rugged landscape offers magnificent mountain scenery on part of the famous Copland Track.
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8 Mar 2016
“20k walk through gorgeous rainforest”
29 Nov 2015
“Amongst the best huts in NZ”
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Reviewed 9 March 2016

this was a highlight of our trip. The seven hour walk up was challenging. But the hut is excellent and relaxing in the geothermal pools nearby, under the stars, is an experience we will always treasure.

Thank Andy1512
Reviewed 29 November 2015

Welcome Flats hut is a nice-looking, well-equipped backcountry DOC hut with a twist: natural hot pools nested in the middle of the Southern Alps! These hot pools where already known to the Māori, who came up the valley to catch birds and enjoy this unusual...More

1  Thank Florent D
Reviewed 24 November 2015

Time: 2 days return. Distance: 34 km return. An easy going, full day walk up Copland Valley, walking alongside the Copeland River to Welcome Flat Hut. When I went it rained occasionally but it was worth it. This trekking has astonishing bridges. Very high and...More

1  Thank Viki V
Reviewed 10 March 2013

Part of the Copland Track, the 17km tramp up to Welcome Flat takes you through native bush and follows the Copland River. The track is clearly marked, and well-formed with the major river crossings made via swingbridges (great fun!) as well as some more solid...More

3  Thank WaltzingSol
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