Potts Hut, Hakatere Conservation Park

Image: Brian Dobbie | ©

Introduction

Potts Hut is a basic hut in the Mid and South Canterbury area.

Hut overview

Category

  • Category
Basic/bivvies

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served

Facilities

  • Heating
  • Mattresses
10 bunk beds

About this hut

Heritage

Potts Hut was built prior to 1899 and extended between 1947 and 1957.

Getting there

Buicks Bridge car park: Potts Hut is 11 hours walk or a grade 3 mountain bike ride (29.7 km) from Buicks Bridge car park on Hakatere Heron Road. From Mount Somers, follow Ashburton Gorge Road for 23 km, then Hakatere Heron Road for another 4 km.

Potts River car park: The hut is 9 hours (21 km) from the Potts River car park on Hakatere Potts Road. From Mount Somers, follow Ashburton Gorge Road, which becomes Hakatere Potts Road. The carpark is about 40 km from Mount Somers.

Location

NZTopo50 map sheet: BX18
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1435931, N5182650

Fees

Free

Contacts

Ōtautahi / Christchurch Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 379 4082
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   christchurchvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   28 Worcester Boulevard
Christchurch 8013
Postal Address:   Private Bag 11089
Christchurch 8443
Raukapuka / Geraldine Office
Phone:   +64 3 693 1010
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   esienquiries@doc.govt.nz
Address:   13 – 15 North Terrace
Geraldine 7930
Postal Address:   PO Box 33
Geraldine 7956
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