Cold Stream Hut

Lake Sumner Conservation Park

A 6-7 bunk hut reached by walking up the jollybrook and taking cold stream tribuary. Good facilities and water close by also access into Glenrae river and onto surrounding peaks. Walking up cold stream to the hut requires quite a lot of time actually walking up the stream (hence the name) but isnt difficult and makes for an easy overnighter.

Quick update re: Cold Stream Hut in Lake Sumner FP: major rat infestation! Had an overnight there this past Thursday. Hut reeked of rat urine, with ammonia stains on the bunk slats. There was a veritable rat city in the ceiling void, with parties continuing through the night. Even heard them in the void during the day, so you know they owned the place. Couldn't get the stench out of my nostrils for the entire tramp out.

DoC have been notified re the above.

Cold Stream Hut • By Byron.
Key information
Owner: DOC
Standard Hut
Sleeps 6
Toilet, Open fireplace
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
Access from first swingbridge over the hurunui when driving up lake sunmer road. Walk up jolliebrook and take cold stream tribruary to reach hut. Map helps but easy enough to find without 1.
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
ID 1898

About this hut

Added 6 May 2007 by Hurunui trampersHurunui trampers. 2 revisions, most recently 29 April 2019 by HonoraHonora.
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