Kay Creek Hut

Kay Creek Hut (sleeps 3-4, fireplace, firewood available, creek water) makes up for in character what it lacks in comfort. The hut is tin walled and roofed, has a floor of loose river stones and a good stone fireplace. The beds are hessian sacks strecthed between beech poles, one of which was torn when I visited in 2006, reducing the capacity to 3. Sleeping on the uneven stone floor would not be a comfortable option!

The hut is located on the true-right of Kay Creek, at the upstream limit of the bush and scrub. It is a convenient stopping place for those crossing the easy Scott Saddle to the Dart valley, or exploring the area.

Death Valley • By Yarmoss. Licence: C.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Basic Hut/Bivvy
Sleeps
Sleeps 3
3
Facilities
Open fireplace
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
Scott Creek / Routeburn Road (2139300,5594800): 9.5km (3-6 hours) track and easy route (via Scott Saddle @ 1450m). Note: easy route past waterfall 2.5km above hut is the gully on the true right

Caples roadend / Greenstone Station (2142700,5575400): 20km (time unknown) well maintained valley track

Upper Caples Hut: 6km (1.5-3 hours) track

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
900m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-CB09
Map
ID 1681

About this hut

Added 22 January 2007 by madpommadpom. 3 revisions, most recently 22 January 2007 by madpommadpom.
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