Introduction

Walk or mountain bike to Devils Creek Hut on the Wakamarina Track. At only 2 hours walk from the roadend it's a great place to escape.

Hut overview

Category

  • Category
Standard

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served

Facilities

  • Heating
  • Mattresses
6 bunk beds

About this hut

The hut sits in a large clearing above the Wakamarina River.

Facilities

  • Heating - wood burner
  • Space for camping outside the hut
  • Long drop toilet a short walk from the hut

Getting there

Nearest road end to Devil's Creek Hut

Wakamarina Road: 2 hr. 10 km west of Havelock, turn off SH6 onto Wakamarina Road. Follow this for 7.5 km to Butchers Flat Campsite at the road end and the start of the track.

Fosters Hut to Devil's Creek Hut

Fosters Hut: 3 hr (8.5 km)

Below Foster’s Clearing the track from Fosters Hut descends into the head of Foster Creek, skirting around its headwaters and crossing a series of slaty schist creeks. It then climbs, in a series of steep zigzags, toa saddle between Foster and Devil’s Creeks. From the saddle, the track climbs to a knob (1066 m), then descends, in a series of broad zigzags, to the benched track of the main Wakamarina Valley.

Location

NZTopo50 map sheet: BQ27
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1648197, N5414900

Fees

  • Adult (18+ years): $5 per night
  • Youth (11 - 17 years): $2.50 per night
  • Child/Infant (0 - 10 years): free

Before you go, buy 1 Standard Hut Ticket (blue for adults, yellow for youth) for each night's stay. Put this in the honesty box at the hut. Or buy a Backcountry Hut Pass that gives unlimited use at most Standard and Serviced huts for a 6 or 12 month period.

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Contacts

Wairau / Renwick Office
Phone:   +64 3 572 9100
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   renwick@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Gee Street
Renwick
Marlborough 7204
Postal Address:   PO Box 51
Renwick
Marlborough 7243
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