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$85 private islands and DoC's most deluxe huts

Mt Heale Hut, Great Barrier Island. Photo / ATEED
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Those who make the effort can find accommodation in the wild that's just what the DoC ordered, writes Thomas Bywater

We've searched high and low to bring you a list of the country's most deluxe DoC Huts.

With natural hot spring spas on site and million-dollar views, these are not your average backcountry bunks. There's even an $85 private island.