Mansion Hut

Eyre Mountains/Taka Rā Haka Conservation Park

Mansion Hut is a typical Eyre Mountains hut: 2 bunks, a table and a fireplace in an old forestry-style hut. Fireplace large enough to roast a whole deer (not that I've seen any), doesn't draw unless the door's open (or your tape newspaper across at least half of the fireplace), lets in the gale and lets out the heat. But it's home, and it's one of my favourite evening tramps.

An easy 1.5 to 3 hour walk in from the roadend, on a good track, easily possible at night, though the creek crossing can be tricky to find the 1st time.

On a clearing by the creek, on the bushedge, so plenty of water and firewood. Eels in the creek, but not seen any good fish yet! Good route up the spur after the next sidecreek leads to the ridge-line track between Irthing Biv and Mt Pen huts. Old track along the river to Irthing Biv is overgrown and harder than the ridge.

Mansion hut • By cluanbeag. Licence: C.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Basic Hut/Bivvy
Sleeps
Sleeps 2
2
Facilities
Open fireplace
Water supply
Natural water source
Getting there
Getting there
Irthing Stream / McHolland Road roadend / campsite (E46 516080): 5.5km (1.5-3 hours), good track, 1 creek crossing

Irthing Biv: 9.5km (3-6 hours) route / track

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
420m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-CD10
Map
ID 1742

About this hut

Added 15 February 2007 by madpommadpom. 1 revision 4 August 2018 by HonoraHonora.
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