Fantail Falls and Brewster Hut via Brewster Track

hard 16 reviews

Fantail Falls and Brewster Hut via Brewster Track is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Haast Township, West Coast, New Zealand that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 3.3 miles Elevation Gain: 3,129 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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The hike to Brewster Hut is steep, but you’re rewarded with incredible views of mountains, a glacier and waterfalls. The hut itself is pretty nice with a large deck area. There are no stoves but there is drinking water available. There is a river crossing right at the beginning. It would be difficult to cross following a heavy rain. Follow the orange triangles on trees all the way up!

hiking
1 month ago

Really cool trail, steep uphill the path with beautiful tree roots everywhere. I went pretty slow and finished in 3 hours (return). Nice views at the top, many waterfalls, not far from the snow

hiking
4 months ago

Steep hike but not too bad. The way is easy till the hut (a bit muddy sometimes). I did it in less than 2 hours (return). It was a bit cloudy but the view was really nice.

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snow
7 months ago

11 months ago

very hard, but definitely worth it. the wiew is absolutely the most beautiful I've ever seen. But you have to be pretty fit to do that one !

hiking
11 months ago

Very steep all the way up but worth the view.

hiking
11 months ago

A good hike. You have to go through the river at the beginning and then it just go straight up by the tree. When you pass that you still have 30 minutes to go to the hut. The view from up there is great. In the middle with all the mountains.

Sun Jan 28 2018

The hike to Brewster Hut (parking at Fantail Falls) is not easy as this suggests. It’s incredibly steep the whole way, but you’re rewarded with incredible views of mountains, a glacier and waterfalls. The hut itself is pretty nice with a large deck area. There are no stoves but there is drinking water available. There is a river crossing right at the beginning so don’t bother putting your shoes on till your across. It would be difficult to cross following a heavy rain. Follow the orange triangles on trees all the way up!

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