IntroductionThis is a standard 6-bunk hut in the Motueka area.
- Toilets - non-flush
- Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
This is part of the Te Araora Trail.
- 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.
Starveal Hut: 2 hr 30 min
Old Man Hut to Slaty Hut
Old Man Hut: 5 hr (10 km)
This section between Old Man Hut and Slaty Hut is predominantly above the tree line and is marked with poles. Travel along the main summit ridge to the sign posted junction of Old Man Peak (1514 m). The track then reaches Ada Flat (1420 m) and a forested saddle before following the poles again to Slaty Peak (1544 m) and sidling onto Slaty Hut.
Tracks to this hut
Alpine RouteLocated in Mount Richmond Forest Park and Nelson Lakes National ParkThis challenging trip above the bushline in Mt Richmond Forest Park offers outstanding views over the Waimea Plains and the Inland Kaikoura Ranges.2 alertsDurationDifficulty Advanced, Expert
NZTopo50 map sheet: BQ26
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1623204, N5407604