ACCESS to hut

Barker hut sits at the head of the White River, approximately four hours tramping from the Carrington Hut at the junction the White & Waimakariri Rivers.Follow the track from Carrington up the true right past the large slip then cross the White and continue on this side. About halfway you will see the hut sitting on top of the large bluff centre of the basin at about 1500 m. At the foot of the bluff cross the river and climb to the base of the bluff, keeping left follow around until you pick up the track, this will bring you onto the top and the hut.

Barker Hut

Use this portal to make your hut fee payments. Please make payment for one person at a time.  The quantity field is for the number of nights stayed.Once your payment has gone through you will receive a conformation email which you can show Hut Wardens that you have made your payment


Please use the online payment system above to pay hut fees. Hut fees can also be paid into the cash box or by direct debit 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


  • Mt Davie at 2280m
  • Mt Wakeman at 2271m
  • Mt Murchison at 2408m
  • Mt Harper at 2222m
  • Extended trips over the White Col & down into the Burnet to the Wilberforce then up to the Park Morpeth Hut

This hut can accommodate 10 people and has four double bunks and two single bunks. This hut is fully insulated with 100mm foam sandwiched with double glazed windows, stainless steel cooking bench, table with bench seat, mountain radio with selcal, solar lighting, fire extinguisher and blanket. When using the outside toilet please make sure the door is securely latched when leaving as high winds and a swinging door result in no door at all and costs the club a lot of unnecessary expense.


Barker hut is a memorial hut to Neville Barker. The first Barker Hut was built in 1945 at the south end of the tarn from a Bequest from the Barker family in memory of early club member, Neville Barker who lost his life in the war standing on a landmine in the Italian campaign. This hut suffered from being buried by snow in the winter time. The present hut built in 1980 was flown in by helicopter, whereas the first one was carried in by 45 CMC members over three days from Klondyke Comer.


As a club member if something needs attention or repairing please let our huts team know.

Removing the old Barker Hut, 19XX , Left to Right, Unknown, Laurie Osborne - Laurie Osborne
Barker Hut and Tarn
Barker Hut Maintenance Trip  - Robin Muirson
Barker Hut