Hunts Creek Hut

A small hut handsomely located at the edge of a tussock clearing on Hunts Creek, west of Otira.

Hunts Creek takes its name from Albert William Hunt, the notorious hoaxer of the Westland goldfields. He kicked off the 1864 gold rush on the Greenstone River after Haimona Tuakau led him to a deposit of gold under a pounamu boulder.

Descent from Kelly Tops to Hunts Saddle and Return! • By Honora. Licence: C.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Standard Hut
Sleeps
Sleeps 4
4
Facilities
Toilet, Enclosed wood/coal burner
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
Via the Kelly's Creek Track from Kelly's Creek Shelter on SH73. Also via Hunts Ridge from the Taipo River.
Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
870m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BV20
Map
ID 1271

About this hut

Added 29 January 2006 by MatthewMatthew. 2 revisions, most recently 31 October 2017 by MatthewMatthew.
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