Kiwi Burn Hut

Kiwi Burn Hut (12 bunks, wood-burning stove, water, firewood available) is a purpose built tramping hut located on the grassy flats of Kiwi Burn in the Snowdon Forest. Despite it's large size, withtwo bedrooms plus kitchen, the hut is not heavily used.

At 1-2 hours from the roadend it makes a pleasent evening walk in via the track along Kiwi Burn. A marked route cuts back to the swingbridge roadend from 3km north of the hut, allowing a round trip walk to / from the hut. This route is not shown on all map editions, and cuts through the saddle on the very edges of maps D42 and D43.

A poorly maintained track / route also runs north to the Whitestone and Upukerora valleys, and on to the SH94 Milford Road at Boyd Creek. Huts in the Whitestone Valley are private, but good campsites are present on flats 1km before the track reaches the Whitestone River (D42 250335). DOC's Army hut, in the Upukerora, makes a good half-way point between Kiwi Burn and the Milford Road

Kiwi Burn Swingbridge • By Yarmoss. Licence: C.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Standard Hut
Sleeps
Sleeps 12
12
Facilities
Toilet, Enclosed wood/coal burner
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
Mavora Lakes Road / swingbridge (D43 283284): 4.5km (1-1.5 hours) via well maintained river track, 6km (2-3 hours) via saddle route

Army Hut: 20km (6-12 hours) poorly maintained track, along river flats and through mature beech forest.

SH94 / Boyd Creek (D42 127516): 2 days via Army Hut

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-CD09
Map
ID 1749

About this hut

Added 18 February 2007 by madpommadpom. 1 revision 18 February 2007 by madpommadpom.
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