Cameron Hut

Image: Janey Thomas | ©

Introduction

This is a basic nine-bunk hut in the Mid & South Canterbury area.

Hut overview

Category

  • Category
Basic/bivvies

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served

Facilities

  • Lighting
  • Mattresses
  • Toilets - non-flush
  • Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
9 bunk beds

About this hut

Canterbury Mountaineering Club hut.

The hut sits amongst piles of moraine from the Cameron Glacier and has stunning views of the Arrowsmith Range.

Getting there

Cameron Hut is 6 hours (15.6 km) up the Cameron valley on an unmarked route. To reach Cameron valley, drive past Mt Arrowsmith Station on Hakatere Heron Road for about 1.6 km. Just past a gravel pit follow an unmarked 4WD track for about 1.4 km to the start of the route up the true right of the valley.

Location

NZTopo50 map sheet: BW18
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1439423, N5196513

Fees

Free for Canterbury Mountaineering Club members. $5 per night for non-members.

For payment details, see Canterbury Mountaineering Club

Know before you go

Cameron Hut is subject to a low level of avalanche risk. The risk is possible during heavy snowfall years, particularly when there is snow on the ground around the hut during major storms or 24 hours afterwards.

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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