Spring fun sun snow with people you loveSummer at Mt Larkins. Mountains unveiled herb fields and scree. Hiking
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Journey to new heights. Arrive by Helicopter. Your hosts, Dan & Christine.
are passionate about sharing our
experience and love of the mountains,
hosting small groups of people in our
handcrafted and cosy hut.

The space

Arrive by Helicopter. Hosted and guided tailor made trips for a unique Dwell experience. Go ski touring. Hike and Summit. Or simply celebrate Birthdays anniversaries, achievements LIFE
Dwell hut is designed and crafted by your host Dan Kelly.

Guest access

Access is by helicopter only. You will be staying in the back country of New Zealand. There are no roads or footpaths just mountains and goat tracks.
This cost of the helicopter is included in the price. Our pricing works best for a minimum of 2 guests and up to 5. ( for just one guest the pricing of the helicopter increases the price to $2990).
The hut is at 1800m on Stoneburn saddle Mt Larkins in the Whakaari Conservation area. We fly from the Glenorchy airstrip overnight at the hut . We can take you there for two nights also. This is particularly good in winter for guests wanting to ski tour. Prices change for a two night three day trip. Please email us about this.

Interaction with guests

Dwell Hut accommodation is designed for glamour camping (glamping).
The emphasis is on simplicity so you can better experience the raw exhilaration of sleeping high on Mount Larkins with your friends or family.

The toilet is in a separate little hut and the journey there is a chance to see the stars and remember where you are.

The beds have comfortable mattresses & duvet bedding, all linen provided.

There is a wood burner fire that keeps the hut cosy.

Your hosts will manage the cooking and cleaning.

Hosts can sleep in a separate mountain tent so you can enjoy whatever level of privacy you desire.

We enjoy hosting guests in a place we feel very comfortable. For guests whom have not experienced the grandeur and the vastness of the NZ Back country it can be an a new and exciting experience. We accompany all guests, set up the hut, run the hut functions and will try and make you feel as comfortable and as immersed in the environment as we feel.
We can help you do as little or as much as you want.

Other things to note

Ski Touring:
Guided runs for both experienced and beginner ski touring.
Huge variety of terrain from steep white extreme to mild.

DWELL Hut gets all day sun with runs above and below the hut.
Host keeps you fed, wood burner fire to dry your gear.
Single day, 2 day, 3 day trips available.

Summit Mt Larkins (2300m).
Have a lazy day with a picnic in the herb fields around the Hut.
Explore the nearby Scheelite Mining history.
Stay a single day or enjoy more with an overnight trip.
Price range from NZ$ 785 ( single day visit) to $2990 one person overnight.

Celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, weddings and special achievements.
Plan your customized menu with us.

Suitable for all ages. We have had a 90th birthday celebration.

The space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 0.5
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 6
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
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House Rules

All trips are hosted and we have a maximum of 5 guests.
These rules are a condition of consent for our operation. This also means mountain hut New Zealand is a very special place to get to.
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Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

3 Reviews

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Meredith User Profile
January 2017
Thank you Dan and Christine for the most wonderful stay in your corner of New Zealand's South Island. You made it an unforgettable experience for our family and was the highlight of our holiday. The weather made it difficult to find a fly in time, but Christine and Dan looked after us and discussed alternatives if we could not fly. Thankfully the weather cleared for us to get up to the hut. It was the most amazing experience flying in amongst the mountains up to their hut. All the meals were scrumptious and hearty which fuelled us for some great walking up Mt Larkin with spectacular views all around. We experienced all types of weather which included some light snow. Christine and Dan were the perfect hosts and went out of their way to make sure that we were comfortable and able to enjoy the mountains. Thank you from the Woinarskis of Australia

Romain User Profile
November 2016
The host canceled this reservation 34 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Limin User Profile
October 2016
The host canceled this reservation 8 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Glenorchy, New ZealandJoined in October 2015
Dan And Christine User Profile

We are passionate about sharing our
experience and love of the mountains,
hosting small groups of people in our
handcrafted and cosy hut.
We have lived and raised our family in Glenorchy. Our backgrounds include alot of time in and around our captivating mountains skiing hiking and just being in them. When we are not flying in a helicopter to our hut or hosting in the mountains we are working in Glenorchy. Dan is a well reputed sculptor and designer. His specialty is native birds of NZ sculptured in metal.
Christine spends her free time with her horses and dog and in the garden growing seasonal foods and flowers at their Coll street cottage.

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