Baikie hut, Ruataniwha Conservation Park

Image: Simon Bainbridge | Creative Commons

Introduction

This is a basic four-bunk hut in the Mackenzie Country and Waitaki area.

Hut overview

Easy walk from road end

1-3 hours

Category

  • Category
Basic/bivvies

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served

Facilities

  • Heating
  • Mattresses
  • Toilets - non-flush
  • Water from stream
4 bunk beds

About this hut

Baikie Hut.
Baikie Hut with horse hitching rail

Facilities

People travelling to the hut by 4WD vehicle are expected to take their own firewood in with them.

Heritage

Baikie Hut is an old mustering hut, built in 1948 when it was part of Dusky Station. A hitching rail still remains outside the hut for horses to be tied up to.

Getting there

Walk, ride a mountain bike or horse, or four wheel drive to the hut.

Location

NZTopo50 map sheet: BZ15
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1365071, N5111929

Fees

Free

Contacts

Te Manahuna / Twizel Office
Phone:   +64 3 435 0802
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   esienquiries@doc.govt.nz
Address:   15 Wairepo Road
Twizel 7901
Postal Address:   Private Bag
Twizel 7944
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