Hope Arm Hut

Fiordland National Park

Hope Arm Hut is nestled behind the sandy shores of Hope Arm, Lake Manapouri. An amazing spot with great a campsite and a beautiful secluded beach, but the area is a haven for sandflies, which will nearly drain all of the blood from your body. The hut is also home to many mice pitter-patting in the ceiling lining. You can see them poke their heads out as the scent of your pasta wafts through the hut. If you set the mouse trap you are guaranteed to have it snap shut within fifteen minutes. An ace location for basing yourself to attempt the many day walks around the area, as lon as you have a strong insect repellant!

Hope Arm Hut • By Byron.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Standard Hut
Sleeps
Sleeps 12
12
Facilities
Toilet, Enclosed wood/coal burner
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
It is an easy three hour stroll through beech forest, fern groves and swamplands from Pearl Harbour, however a row boat needs to be acquired from one of the many business in Manapouri to get access to the beginning of the walk. The hut can be accessed from Monowai via Mt. Titiroa & the Garnock Burn Track. Kayak and Boat access via Lake Manapouri.
Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-CE07
Link
www.doc.govt.nz/p...http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-stay/backcountry-huts-by-region/fiordland/fiordland/hope-arm-hut/
Map
ID 1661

About this hut

Added 17 January 2007 by ByronByron. 3 revisions, most recently 23 December 2010 by MatthewMatthew.
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