Fosters Hut

Mount Richmond Forest Park

Fosters Hut (4 bunks, matresses, stove, tank water) is a typical 4-bed forestry hut. It sits in a clearing on the summit of the Richmond Ranges just east of Fosters Clearing, overlooking Blenheim and the lower Wairau Valley. The hut is accessible by a gently sloping walking / cycling track from both the north and south making it an easy option for families or those looking for something less strenuous. Reasonable ridgeline routes also lead east and west to Mt Sunday/Mt Riley and Mt Baldy/Mt Royal respectively, for those after something more challenging.

Fosters Hut • By madpom. Licence: cc by.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Standard Hut
Sleeps
Sleeps 4
4
Facilities
Toilet, Enclosed wood/coal burner
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
Onamalutu Road / Kiwi Road (O28 640698) 7km, 2hrs. Benched walking / cycle track.

Onamalutu Domain (O28 688718) 14km, 4hrs. Forestry track / benched walking / cycle track.

Devils Creek Hut (O28 583756) 7km. Benched walking / cycling track. Many switchbacks.

Mt Sunday Biv (O28 667773) 6km, well-travelkled ridgeline route (unmarked)

Mt Fishtail Hut (O28 509733) 17km, 8hrs. Well travelled, unmarked ridgeline route via Mt Royal (4hrs).

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
1,160m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BQ27
Map 
ID 1844

About this hut

Added 24 April 2007 by madpommadpom. 3 revisions, most recently 17 November 2014 by iangeorgeiangeorge.
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