Flora Hut

Image: Bev Bacon | DOC

Introduction

Flora Hut is a short, easy walk from the road end making it a good overnight tramp for families with children.

Highlights

The access road into the Mount Arthur area (Graham Valley Road) is steep and narrow and prone to corrugations and slips – check any alerts for road status. During the winter months a 4WD vehicle is recommended to access Flora carpark. Chains may be needed if snow and ice are present

Hut overview

Easy walk from road end

Under 1 hour

Category

  • Category
Basic/bivvies

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served

Facilities

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

About this hut

Flora Hut is set in a grassy clearing above Flora Stream.

Facilities

The hut has has two identical rooms.

  • Bunks - individual bunks with mattresses (six bunks per room)
  • Water supply - cold water from a stream and pumped to  outside tap
  • Heating - open fire in each room
  • Long drop toilet a short walk from the hut
  • Space for camping outside the hut
Huts have basic facilities. You'll need to take:
  • Sleeping bag
  • Cooking stove, pots/pans and utensils
  • Toilet paper
  • Rubbish bag
  • Newspaper/firelighters and matches/lighter for the wood burner/fire
  • Torch

Getting there

Times from nearest road end and hut

Flora car park: 30 min

Flora car park is 75 km from Nelson and 36 km from Motueka.

The Motueka Valley Highway links Nelson and Motueka. Turn off this road at Ngātīmoti and cross the Motueka River. Turn left onto Motueka River West Bank Road, then right into Graham Valley Road, which climbs steeply to the car park. The last 5.8 km is unsealed and turning a vehicle on the road can be difficult. 4WD is recommended at all times of the year.

Mt Arthur Hut via Flora Hut and Mt Arthur Hut tracks: 1 hr 15 min

Salisbury Lodge via Tableland Circuit: 4 hr

Location

NZTopo50 map sheet: BQ24
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1577323, N5440895

Fees

Free

Contacts

Whakatū / Nelson Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 546 9339
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   nelsonvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Millers Acre/Taha o te Awa
79 Trafalgar Street
Nelson 7010
Postal Address:   Private Bag 5
Nelson 7042
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