Christmas Village Hunters Hut
Located in Stewart Island/Rakiura hunting and Rakiura National Park and Stewart Island/Rakiura in the Southland region
IntroductionThis is a basic six-bunk hut in the Stewart Island/Rakiura area. There is no village at or near the hut.
- Toilets - non-flush
- Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
Hunters huts in Rakiura National Park were built and are maintained by the Rakiura Hunter Camps Charitable Trust. They are for accommodating hunters who have booked the surrounding hunting blocks. These huts must be booked and paid for through the Rakiura National Park Visitor Centre.
Hunter huts offer very basic shelter with limited facilities and services. They have:
- multi-fuel burners - take your own dry firewood
- tank water supply (1000 litres, rainwater)
- stainless steel bench inside and outside
- a meat safe
- a toilet
- an axe or saw, a broom, and a dust pan.
They don't have:
- cooking options and utensils.
Get more details of individual huts on the Trust website.
Note that there is no village at or near the hut.
History of the hut
The hut was built by the New Zealand Forest Service about 1965. In 2001 the veranda was added and the open fire replaced with a pot belly stove by Brian Morgan and party and subsequently the interior was upgraded by trustees John DeLury, Ray Phillips and Kerry Butson.
- $30 per person for the length of your stay, up to 10 days maximum.
For example, 1 night will cost $30, or 9 nights will cost $30.
Bookings are essential - book through the Rakiura National Park Visitor Centre.
NZTopo50 map sheet: CJ08
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1216703, N4810287
Boil water before use
Water at this hut is not treated and needs to be boiled before use. High rat numbers on Stewart Island/Rakiura increase the risk of tank water being contaminated.
|Rakiura National Park Visitor Centre|
|Phone:||+64 3 219 0009|
|Fax:||+64 4 471 1117|
15 Main Road
PO Box 3
Rakiura/Stewart Island 9846
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