Nelson Lakes Angelus Hut officially opened
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IntroductionMinister of Conservation Kate Wilkinson has today officially opened the new Angelus Hut in Nelson Lakes National Park.
Date: 21 April 2010 Source: Office of the Minister of Conservation
Minister of Conservation Kate Wilkinson has today officially opened the new Angelus Hut in Nelson Lakes National Park, a popular alpine destination for New Zealanders and overseas tourists.
“Angelus Hut has widely held appeal due to its location in an awe-inspiring alpine landscape beside Lake Angelus, which can be reached by a number of routes.
“It is one of the few alpine huts in New Zealand that can be accessed in a relatively short time, enabling a wide range of people to get to it and making it great for weekend trips.
“This new hut can better accommodate the approximately 3000 people a year who tramp to this 1650-metre site.
“The 28-bunk hut is more spacious and warmer than the 26-bunk hut it replaces, which due to its popularity was often crammed during the peak summer season. It has a larger communal area with space for up to 10 campers, extensive decks, and the latest insulation and passive heating systems.
“Given the hut’s high visitation, the Department of Conservation is proposing to put in a summer booking system for the new hut and camping area to manage visitor numbers and avoid overcrowding.”
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