Castle Camp Shelter

Castle Camp Shelter (tank water) must be the only greenhouse dedicated as a backcountry shelter. It is made of PVC sheets strectched over a timber frame and strengthened with chicken wire. On a warm spring day, it served as an effective sauna - on a cold winter's night the temperature may no be so high!

No beds are provided, and the floor is earth / grass. There is sleeping space for 12+ people, but bring your own sleeping mats - or maybe a tent! In seriousness, this is an emergency shelter providing a handy escape from bad weather on the main Kaweka Ridge. The provision of tank water from the roof also makes this a handy spot for tent-camping: this is the only water north of Kiwi Saddle for those heading over the Kaweka summits. Firewood is available in the locality, but no fireplace provided.

Castle Camp • By pmcke.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Basic Hut/Bivvy
Sleeps
Sleeps
Facilities
None
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
Kiwi Saddle Hut: 4.5km (1-2.5 hours) poled route

Studholme Hut / Studholme Biv: 3km (1-2.5 hours) poler route

The Lakes roadend (280000,620000): 8km (2.5-5 hours) poled 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-BJ37
Map
ID 1646

About this hut

Added 10 January 2007 by madpommadpom. 1 revision 10 January 2007 by madpommadpom.
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