Junction Huts (Bains Conservation Area / Old Man Range)

These two huts sit at an old gold-mining site in the headwaters of the Pomohaka, between Old Man Range and Waikaia Bush. They are in the Bains Conservation area. They are in tussock a long way from the nearest bush - some firewood is provided, but none available for collection.

The Old Junction Hut (basic, sleeps 3, fireplace) is a stone built miners/musters hut, with three beds and an open fire. Plenty of character but a tad chilly in winter. New Junction Hut (standard, sleeps 7, wood/coal range) is the old Beaumont telephone exchange. It has a bedroom and kitchen. In mid-winter there'll be a fight for the single bed in the kitchen by the fire (I've had 2 nights here when my water bottle's been frozen solid in the morning)!

These huts are not marked on topomap G43. They are 200m upstream of the 'Old Gold Workings' shown on the map. A lovely spot for a winter weekend escape, or a break on the crossing from Roxburgh to Waikaia bush.

Junction hut, Pomahaka River • By cluanbeag. Licence: C.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Standard Hut
Sleeps
Sleeps 10
10
Facilities
Enclosed wood/coal burner, Open fireplace
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
Waikaia Bush - end of 2wd road at Christie's Hut (F43 050166): 8km (2.5-5 hours) track / route on tussock tops

Donkey Track carpark, Roxburgh (G43 198143): 9km (2.5-5 hours) Donkey track (walking track) and Pomohaka Road (4wd track)

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
780m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-CD13
Map
ID 1733

About this hut

Added 9 February 2007 by madpommadpom. 2 revisions, most recently 9 February 2007 by madpommadpom.
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