$40 ($20 New Zealand Alpine Club members).
Pay at Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park Visitor Centre.
Backcountry Hut Passes and Backcountry Hut Tickets cannot be used at this hut.
Continuing rockfall risk for those travelling around:
- the Grand Plateau
- Plateau Hut, and
- Linda Glacier Route.
Consider route and travel options carefully.
NZTopo50 map sheet: BX16
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1372623, N5170577
Rock avalanche risks
Rock avalanches have occurred near Plateau Hut. Recent avalanches have been too small to reach Plateau Hut, but very rare large avalanches, such as might occur during an earthquake, could hit the hut.
The risk to someone staying the night at Plateau Hut is much lower than the risks from climbing Aoraki/Mt Cook. It is a similar level of risk to taking a helicopter flight to the hut. You may want to choose another hut if you are not comfortable with that level of risk.
Scientists and DOC are working together to learn more about rock avalanches in these mountains. Read a 2021 assessment of rock avalanche risk at Plateau Hut (PDF, 3,445K).