Army Hut

Although basic by DOC's categories, this is a comfortable, well appointed 4-bed hut, maintained by local volunteers from Te Anau.

The hut is frequently visited by 4WDers, hunters, and mountain bikers and has unfortunately been subjected to some abuse. It is still in reasonable nick though and keeps you dry in the storm.

The hut is located in the Snowdon Forest, in the mid reaches of the Upukerora River. Downstream large gravel river flats make for good travel, whilst upstream the valley closes in after about 3km of open flats. A good route leads to the Summit of Mt Snowdon via the slips north of the hut. Tracks to Boyd Creek and Mavora Lakes via Kiwi Burn Hut are poorly maintained, and better regarded as 'routes'. The track south to the Whitestone valley is wrongly marked on map D42: the track/route follows the plateau on the true right of the creek from the Upukerora to the saddle, and is easy going compared to scrub in the valley floor where the track is shown on the ma

Whitestone River • By Yarmoss. Licence: C.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Basic Hut/Bivvy
Sleeps
Sleeps 5
5
Facilities
Toilet, Enclosed wood/coal burner
Water supply
Natural water source
stream 20m from hut
Getting there
Getting there
Boyd Creek / SH94 (D42 127517): 26km - poorly maintained track

Takaro Lodge road: 7.5km (1.5 - 2 hours) track

Mavora Lakes Road (D43 283284): 27km via Kiwi Burn Hut

Kiwi Burn Hut: 20km (6-12 hours) poorly maintained track / route through mature beech forest and valley flats

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
500m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-CC09
Link
www.doc.govt.nz/p...http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-stay/backcountry-huts-by-region/fiordland/army-hut/
Map
ID 1748

About this hut

Added 18 February 2007 by madpommadpom. 5 revisions, most recently 14 March 2014 by YarmossYarmoss.
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