Kia Ora Hut - Overland Track

- bushwalkers overnight hut
- Overland Track, Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park, Wilderness World Heritage Area
- completed 2022
- super insulated, triple glazed windows, suitable for climate zone 8
- low embodied energy materials
- BAL 29/40
- prefabricated structural insulated panels (timber) for floor, walls and roof
- panels placed by helicopter into final position

- construction by AJR Construct (
- photography by Chris Crerar


>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