Studholme Saddle Hut

Kaweka Forest Park

Studholme Saddle Hut (sleeps 6, river water, wood burning stove) is a comfortable, sheltered, riverside hut in a small area of bush just below Mad Dog Hill, and close to Kaweka J. The hut is less than 1km from Studholme Saddle Biv, which lies further downstream at the river fork. The location is a sun-trap and was pleasently warm after freezing cloud on the tops. I imagine it is roasting on a hot summer's day. No decent camping spots near hut, but plenty of options down at the biv.

The route down from Mad Dog is not obvious: the route from the track on the summit is signposted: down the ridge immediately to the east of the hut. However, the point at which the route leaves the ridge is not marked: it drops west off the ridge immediately above the point where the bush in the valley begins. Markers begin again on the bushedge leading to the hut.

A good route to Kaiarahi leads up the ridge opposite (south of) Studholme Saddle Biv.

Studholme Saddle Hut • By Briar. Licence: C.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Standard Hut
Sleeps
Sleeps 6
6
Facilities
Toilet, Enclosed wood/coal burner
Water supply
Natural water source
Getting there
Getting there
The Lakes Roadend: 8km (3-4 hours) route via Kaiarahi, The Tits and The Rogue

Kuripapango: 13.5km (4-8 hours) track / marked route

Kiwi Saddle Hut: 7.5km (2-3 hours) track / marked route

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
1,320m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage None
Maps
NZTopo50-BJ37
Map
ID 1707

About this hut

Added 25 January 2007 by madpommadpom. 3 revisions, most recently 3 January 2015 by hutchkhutchk.
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