Very impressed with NZ DOC, the rangers at the huts do a good job of maintaining the huts and providing a warm welcome to all who stay at the huts/campsite. I stayed at all 3 huts along the circuit and enjoyed it very much. The Alpine Crossing area gets crowded but the other sections of the circuit were barren allowing for some well desired solitude.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe