Field Hut

Tararua Forest Park

Built in 1924, there are still signs of the original bush carpentry. Handy for Friday-nighters doing the Southern Crossing over the weekend. The danger sign in front of the hut refers to the track out from the Penn Creek Hut to Otaki (which may be accessed from Table Top, just above the hut). The track crosses several unstable slip faces.

The oldest surviving tramping hut in the Tararua Ranges, this hus was build by the Tararua Tramping Club, which maintain it to this day.

Bush track to Field hut • By Dbl-J. Licence: cc by.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Standard Hut
Sleeps
Sleeps 20
20
Facilities
Toilet, Enclosed wood/coal burner
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
From Otaki Forks 3 hrs. 3-4 hours further up to Kime Hut.
Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
860m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BP33
Link
www.doc.govt.nz/c...http://www.doc.govt.nz/conservation/historic/by-region/wellington-kapiti/kapiti/field-hut/
Map
ID 1197

About this hut

Added 12 December 2005 by ianfiskianfisk. 3 revisions, most recently 7 April 2014 by MatthewMatthew.
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