Flora Hut
Image: Bev Bacon | DOC

Introduction

Flora Hut is a short, easy walk from the road end making it a good overnight tramp for families with children.

Hut overview

Easy walk from road end

Under 1 hour

Category

Basic/bivvies

Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served

Facilities

  • Heating
  • Mattresses
12 bunk beds

Seasonal restrictions

4WD is recommended on the narrow and steep access road into the Mount Arthur area (Graham Valley Road):

  • after heavy rain as the road is prone to slips
  • in winter due to ice and/or snow.

About this hut

Flora Hut is set in a grassy clearing above Flora Stream.

Facilities

The hut has has two identical rooms.

  • Bunks - individual bunks with mattresses (six bunks per room)
  • Water supply - cold water from a stream and pumped to  outside tap
  • Heating - open fire in each room
  • Long drop toilet a short walk from the hut
  • Space for camping outside the hut
Huts have basic facilities. You'll need to take:
  • Sleeping bag
  • Cooking stove, pots/pans and utensils
  • Toilet paper
  • Rubbish bag
  • Newspaper/firelighters and matches/lighter for the wood burner/fire
  • Torch

Getting there

Times from nearest road end and hut
  • Flora car park: 30 min

    Flora car park is 75 km from Nelson and 36 km from Motueka.

    The Motueka Valley Highway links Nelson and Motueka. Turn off this road at Ngatimoti and cross the Motueka River. Turn left onto Motueka River West Bank Road, then right into Graham Valley Road, which climbs steeply to the car park. The last 5.8 km is unsealed and turning a vehicle on the road can be difficult. In summer the road can become rough; in winter a 4WD is recommended as there can be ice and snow.

    On-demand transport services are available to or from the car park - contact the DOC office for details.

  • Mt Arthur Hut via Flora Hut and Mt Arthur Hut tracks: 1 hr 15 min
  • Salisbury Lodge via Tableland Circuit: 4 hr

Location

NZTopo50 map sheet: BQ24
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1577323, N5440895

Fees

Free

Contacts

Nelson Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 546 9339
Address:   Millers Acre/Taha o te Awa
79 Trafalgar Street
Nelson 7010
Email:   nelsonvc@doc.govt.nz
Full office details
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