Ross Hut

8 bunk hut in the head of Ross Creek in the Eyre Mountains. Previously listed in DOCs South Island Backcountry Huts, but now dropped from the official list.

The hut, however, remains. A wonderful historic hut framed with hand-split native timber, clad in iron. Eight wire bed-bases have been carried in and slung from beech frames. Shuttered widows (no glass). Riverstone floor, open fire, water 100m away (sidle up-valley to stream).

Though this hut is 8-bunk, you may wish to avoid the top 4 bunks and the frames are getting a bit unstable.

Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Basic Hut/Bivvy
Sleeps
Sleeps 8
8
Facilities
Open fireplace
Water supply
Natural water source
Sidle 100m upriver to find creek above gorge.
Getting there
Getting there
Legal 4WD access up farm road to Rober Creek Hut (Forks Hut) on park boundary. 2WD access ends at the Rober Creek ford. Easy access via Ross Spur, dropping to hut (permission required from forestry company), or legal access up the creek.
Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
966m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-CC11
Map
ID 15840

About this hut

Added 30 September 2015 by madpommadpom. No revisions.
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