Longview Hut

Ruahine Forest Park

Longview hut (12 bed platforms, firewood, tank water,non-flush toilet) provided a view of nothing but mist on the occasion I visited it, but in the sleet and mist of a late october storm, the provision of gas heating more than made up for the lack of a view.

-Update: DOC supplies firewood to the serviced hut for heating instead of gas.

The hut sits just to the east of the ridgeline, protected from the worst of the nor-westerlies. It is on a boggy tussock flat, still some 200m above the treeline.

Long view to Howletts • By bigpaul. Licence: cc by.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Serviced Hut
Sleeps
Sleeps 12
12
Facilities
Toilet, Enclosed wood/coal burner
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
Kashmir Roadend (277880,612410): 2.5km (45m-1.5h) weather dependant

Cattle Creek Hut: 20km (8-16 hours) track with creek xings

Daphne Hut: 6.5km (time unknown)

Howletts Hut: 9km (3-6 hours) poled route

Iron Gate Hut: 11km (time unknown) poled route

Top Gorge Hut: 4km (time unknwon) river/poled route

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
1,100m
Mobile phone coverage
Yes, some coverage Limited Vodafone coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BL36
Map
ID 1623

About this hut

Added 7 January 2007 by madpommadpom. 4 revisions, most recently 17 April 2020 by Tyla-C PTyla-C P.
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