Introduction

This is a basic four-bunk hut in the Hokitika area. Located on the Whitcombe Pass Route, this hut provides a historic link with the area's early deer culling days.

Hut overview

Category

  • Category
Basic/bivvies

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served

Facilities

  • Toilets - non-flush
  • Water from stream
4 bunk beds

About this hut

Location

NZTopo50 map sheet: BW18
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1437756, N5225424

Fees

Free

History

The oldest part of the hut was probably built in 1908. It was either refurbished or completely rebuilt in the late 1940s for the first Westland deer culling operation. The concrete floor dates from 1957.

The hut was upgraded by the New Zealand Forest Service in 1983. It is a faithfully preserved link with early deer culling days.

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Fabric

A slab hut with hand-hewn frame, iron roof and concrete floor. 

The hut is situated in a small flat between two deep, forested gorges, 5km from the Great Divide and 13km from a major pass.

Fabric significance

The hut has some unusual construction features, particularly the framing.

Future management

To be used for recreation purposes on the Whitcombe Pass route. A conservation plan is in progress to guide the management of the hut. It will contain more information regarding its management.

Contacts

Hokitika Office
Phone:   +64 3 756 9100
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   hokitika@doc.govt.nz
Address:   10 Sewell Street
Hokitika 7810
Postal Address:   Private Bag 701
Hokitika 7842
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