End of year reports and AGM documents

Latest news

  • Get organised for winter meeting in Wanaka – Tuesday 8th June, 7pm at b.Social
  • Get organised for winter meeting in Queenstown – Thursday 10th June, 7pm at Cargo at Gantleys (also the AGM) Note the change of date and location
  • These meetings are open to anybody interested in Turks
  • I will be at both of these events from 6pm so arrive early for a chat. I will give a short presentation about the club (about 45 minutes) and save most of the evening for socialising and making plans for winter

Welcome to the home of the Mountain Turk Club

The goal of this club is to build, install and manage Turks in mountain environments of New Zealand.

A Turk (tank hut) is a lightweight, helicopter flyable mountain hut based on a large plastic water tank. Creative interior design combined with the circular shape results in a highly efficient and relaxing space that is safe in even the most extreme of storms. The name derives from the saying “Not a hut and not a yurt, not a tank so must be a Turk”. About Turks

The club currently has 6 Turks in the mountains between Wanaka and Queenstown. There is no restriction in being involved, however to use the huts you need to be a member of the club – see Club Membership requirements here.

The first 5 of these Turk form the Mahu Whenua Traverse  or look at a map.  You can read About Erik and some Turk history to help understand what is going on here.

If you’re already a member and want to stay at a Turk, make a booking here..

Availability & Booking

Motatapu/Polnoon Saddle


Mt Hyde


Mt Saint Just


Vanguard Peak


Deep Creek


Crown Basin


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