Rodger Inlet Hut

Te Wāhipounamu - South West New Zealand World Heritage Area, Fiordland National Park

There are two huts on Rodger Inlet, the new (2009) 6 bunk hut (replacing the original A-frame) and the original 2 bunk hut.

The new hut has a wood fireplace, outside rainwater tank and tap, and even has chairs on its lake-facing deck! The huts are located 30m from the lake shore, and a muddy beach allows swimming / bathing.

The hut is a convenient stopping place on the 3-5 day circuit from the Lake Monowai roadend via Green Lake and Lake Monowai hut. It also provides a base to explore the tops to the west via a well maintained track.

A popular stopover for boaties and hunters, there is unfortunately a large amount of rubbish/empty alcohol bottles in the surrounding forest.

Lake Monowai • By Yarmoss. Licence: C.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Standard Hut
Sleeps
Sleeps 6
6
Facilities
Toilet, Open fireplace
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
The Rodger Inlet Huts are accessible by boat on lake Monowai.

Lake Monowai roadend & campground (2084500,5474600): 11.5km (3-6 hours) marshy track, badly defined in places. Route-finding skills required.

Monowai Hut: 12km (5-10 hours) route

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
200m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-CE07
Map 
ID 1674

About this hut

Added 21 January 2007 by madpommadpom. 5 revisions, most recently 6 April 2017 by MatthewMatthew.
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