Irthing Hut (Irthing Biv)

Eyre Mountains/Taka Rā Haka Conservation Park

Another typical Eyre Mountain 2-bunk forestry hut (sleeps 2-3, fireplace, stream water, firewood available). Painted bright orange, and located where the bush gives out to tussock and low scrub at the head of the Irthing Stream. Beautiful views across the flats at the head of the valley to the Helen Peaks, especially when there's snow around.

An easy route behind the hut leads to Shepherd Saddle and the Eyre River beyond. From Shepherd Saddle, the ridge south is also good walking all the way back to the bushline above Mansion Hut. And naturally this is a good base to head up to the Helen Peaks.

Helen Peaks • By madpom.
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 Road (E43 510030): 19km, track (part 4WD) via Mt Bee

Cromel Stream / Selby Roadend (E43 491040): 20km, track via Cromel Branch Hut

Eyre Creek Road / Eyre Creek (E43 561167): 16km route / track via Shepherd Creek Hut

Mansion hut: 10km - route/track via Mt Bee Ridge. River route possible, but overgrown

Cromel Biv: 6km, track

Cromel Branch Hut: 8km, track

Shepherd Creek Hut: 7.5km (2.5 - 5 hours) route via Shepherd Saddle

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-CD10
Map
ID 1747

About this hut

Added 18 February 2007 by madpommadpom. 2 revisions, most recently 4 August 2018 by HonoraHonora.
69 views in the past year (6 per month).