Clark Hut / Clark Shelter (historic)

Clark Hut (4 beds + 1 camp bed, fireplace, firewood available in locality, river water) is a slab hut built in the 1930's. Originally a tent over a native beech frame (the canvas is still present inside), it has been walled with local pit-cut beech. The interior is of the same vein: beds are made of native beech poles, laid lengthways, and local riverstone has been used for the fireplace. Only the iron roof and window are brought in.

The hut remains a comfortable place to spend a night or more, with the usual assortment of pans and odds and ends that bring character to these old, remote huts.

The hut lies 1km across marshland from the main Grebe Valley track, and as such receives relatively little use. It sits on the bushedge, beside a stream, looking over expansive river flats. The ridge behind provides easy access to the clear tops above.

Clark Hut (historic) • By madpom.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Basic Hut/Bivvy
Sleeps
Sleeps 4
4
Facilities
Open fireplace
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
Borland Shelter (roadend): 10km (3-5 hours) marked track, unmarked route across flats

Clark Hut (A-frame): 1.5km (40min-1.5 hours) overgrown track or route across flats

Jaquiery Stream shelter: 3.5km (1-1.5 hours) route with river crossing

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
400m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-CE07
Map
ID 1669

About this hut

Added 20 January 2007 by madpommadpom. No revisions.
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