Mt Fell Hut

Mount Richmond Forest Park

Mount Fell Hut (sleeps 6, wood-burning stove, firewood available, tank water). The hut lies just inside the bush below Mt Fell Summit.

A signposted, poled track leads down from the ridgeline between Mt Fell and Mt Richmond. Poled routes lead over tops to Richmond Saddle Hut via Mt. Richmond, and the Polorous River via Mt. Fell. A low-level bush track runs to the Timms Creek roadend. A possible ridge-route also runs to Mt Fishtail.

The Old Man Hut hutbook contains an account of a 1 day traverse of the ridgeline from Mt Fishtail to Old Man Hut - by a man in his late 60's. If only I was that fit ...

Mt. Fell Hut (Richmond Ranges) • By madpom. Licence: cc by.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Standard Hut
Sleeps
Sleeps 6
6
Facilities
Toilet, Enclosed wood/coal burner
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
Timms Creek roadend: 11.5km (time unknown) bush track

Mt Richmond Road / Pelorous River: 23km - poled route over tops and bush track

Top Valley roadend / campground: 12km (3-8 hours) poled route / track (campground 2km / 30 mins beyond)

Middy Creek Hut: 11.5km - poled route / track

Richmond Saddle Hut: 5km (1.5-4 hours) poled tops route

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
1,300m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BQ26
Map
ID 1080

About this hut

Added 25 September 2005 by KirstenKirsten. 2 revisions, most recently 21 May 2015 by iangeorgeiangeorge.
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