The Club owns several huts in Canterbury, which provide a good base for mountain activities. These are available either free of charge or at reduced rates for members. Members also have free access to Empress Hut.

Huts

The Club has a long and proud history of building huts in the mountains. The dedicated hut maintenance team led by Robin Muirson carries out regular repairs and upgrades, and this is a major cost to the Club, both in cash and especially in the time put in by Robin and his team. If you would like to help out please contact Robin.

Please take care to avoid fire. Candles put our huts at risk. All huts have fire extinguishers and fire blankets for smothering flames.

Please remove your rubbish and remember to fill out the hut book.

As a club member if something needs attention or repairing please let Robin know.

Hut Fees

The prefered payment method is through the online payment system. Click in to each hut to make payment. Hut fees can also be paid into the cash box in each hut, or by direct credit to the CMC bank account 03 1592 0103242 00, putting your name and the hut/lodge name in the payment details.

  • Free for members and $10 per night for non members.
  • NOTE: DOC Hut tickets are not valid for any CMC huts

Lodges

The Club has two lodges. Kennedys Lodge nestled in Arthurs Pass is perfect for a weekend trip from Christchurch. Wyn Irwin Lodge is the CMCs base for trips into Aoraki/Mt.Cook, located adjacent to White Horse Hill campground.

There is no booking system, if you are a big group please let the warden know.

Please take home all your rubbish, remember to complete the hut book (name, address and number of nights you stayed) and leave the lodge tidy.

Lodge Access

Wyn Irwin Lodge and Kennedy Lodge currently have combination locks fitted. The combinations are changed regularly. To get a hold of the current code, contact Robin Muirson (03-357-4800 or 027-434-4122) for the Kennedy Lodge code and Cam Mulvey (021-202-7650) for the Wyn Irwin Lodge code. Be sure to plan ahead to obtain the combination well before you plan to leave. Bad planning on your part is no reason for an emergency phone call. The combination for Kennedy Lodge is NOT available from anyone at Arthurs Pass.

Lodge Fees

The prefered payment method is through the online payment system. Click in to each hut to make payment. Hut fees can also be paid into the cash box in each hut, or by direct credit to the CMC bank account 03 1592 0103242 00, putting your name and the hut/lodge name in the payment details.

  • Members – $10
  • Non-Members – $25
  • Under 18s – $8.00 per night.
  • Under 12s – Free