IntroductionFlora Hut is a short, easy walk from the road end making it a good overnight tramp for families with children.
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
Easy walk from road end
- Toilets - non-flush
- Water from stream
Flora Hut is set in a grassy clearing above Flora Stream.
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
- Sleeping bag
- Cooking stove, pots/pans and utensils
- Toilet paper
- Rubbish bag
- Newspaper/firelighters and matches/lighter for the wood burner/fire
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.
Tracks to this hut
Flora Hut and Mount Arthur Hut tracksLocated in Kahurangi National Park and Mount Arthur areaWalk through beech forest to one of two huts, or combine the tracks for a circuit walk - a great day walk or overnight tramp for families with kids.Duration various times under 4 hrDifficulty Easy, Advanced
Tableland CircuitLocated in Kahurangi National Park and Mount Arthur areaRock shelters, an open tussock plateau and tops with superb views, combine to make this an interesting overnight tramp with options for children.Duration 2 daysDifficulty Easy, Expert
NZTopo50 map sheet: BQ24
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1577323, N5440895