Red Hills Hut

Mount Richmond Forest Park

The Red Hills Hut sits on the saddle between the Motueka (right branch) and the Wairau, and at the base of the Red Hills Ridge. The 60-year old hut was replaced in March 2010. The hut makes a good base for exploring the spectacular Red Hills to the north-east, and a convenient stop on the track down the Motueka Valley.

The New Red Hills Hut • By dicey.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Basic Hut/Bivvy
Sleeps
Sleeps 6
6
Facilities
Toilet
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
SH63 (N29 075379). 4WD track leads to the hut from SH63, from the 1st gateway west of the bridge. There is no signpost from the road. It is unclear if access permission is required. 7km, 1.5 hrs.

Porters (Creek) Hut: 10.5km. Track.

Top Wairoa Hut: 21km, 8-14hrs. Easy ridge route to pt1749. Alpine route (hard scramble) from pt1749 over Red Hill. 2 small peaks nth of pt1770 before Red Hill are tricky, but can be avoided by dropping into hanging valley on west of ridge.

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-BR25
Map
ID 1869

About this hut

Added 25 April 2007 by madpommadpom. 5 revisions, most recently 21 May 2015 by iangeorgeiangeorge.
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