Smith Creek Shelter
A small concrete block shelter on Smith Creek at the end of the descent from Puffer Saddle for those crossing from Kaitoke. The shelter lies on the track from Kaitoke to Tutawai Hut.
DOC state 'The shelter is not suitable for overnight stays' and they're right. It's not suitable for lunch either.
Kaitoke roadend: 6km, 2-3 hours, track via 500m saddle
Tutuwai Hut: 8km, 2-3 hours, good track
A track also climbs from the shelter to the old Dobson Shelter site on the Marchant Ridge track to Alpha Hut.
|Bookings||Not available (first come, first served)|
|Water supply|| No water|
|Mobile phone coverage|| No coverage|