IntroductionThis is a standard 6-bunk hut in the Pelorus River valley.
- Toilets - non-flush
- Water from stream
- Adult (18+ years): $10 per night
- Youth (5–17 years): $5 per night
- Child/Infant (0–4 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.
Times from nearest huts
Mt Fell Hut to Middy Creek Hut
Mt Fell Hut: 8 hr (10 km)
From the summit of Mt Fell the track drops steeply down a loose rocky bluff to follow along an undulating ridge covered in scrubby mountain beech forest, before climbing to the top of North Peak(1496 m). Climb down a steep drop-over at the north western end of North Peak, down a narrow rock chute, then along a rock ledge. These sections, have wire ropes to act as handrails.
The track then follows down the ridge to a saddle just before Conical Knob. Just beyond this saddle the track forks. The right hand fork continues along the main ridge, climbing over Conical Knob and then down the long leading ridge, before finally dropping steeply down to Middy Creek Hut.
Tracks to this hut
Pelorus TrackLocated in Mount Richmond Forest ParkThe Pelorus Track in Mt Richmond Forest Park offers walkers 3-4 days of hard tramping through forest and along the river.2 alertsDuration 3-4 daysDifficulty Advanced
Richmond Ranges Te Araroa routeLocated in Mount Richmond Forest ParkThe Richmond Ranges Te Araroa Track is one of the most challenging parts of Te Araroa. You need advanced backcountry tramping skills and supplies for at least ten days.2 alertsDuration 8 daysDifficulty Advanced, Expert
NZTopo50 map sheet: BQ26
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1632802, N5418500
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