Dillon's Homestead (historic)

Dillon's Homestead(historic) (5 beds, fireplace, tank & stream water, fiirewood available) is a well built, well restored hut in the mid Taipo Valley and at the base of the crossing from Otira via Kelly Saddle. The hut is comfortable, and has plenty of character - unlike the faceless modern tramping hut 1km upstream. This was the former residence of Mr and Mrs Dillon who farmed and gold-mined in the area.

Taipo River above Dillons Hut • By madpom.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Standard Hut
Sleeps
Sleeps 5
5
Facilities
Toilet, Open fireplace
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
Kelly Shelter SH73: 10km (4-7 hrs). 1000m climb/descent along cut track/poled route over Kelly Range via Carroll's Hut

Taipo Roadend SH73: 9km. Valley floor track mostly gone in downriver section (4wd). DoC recut old track upstream

Mid Taipo Hut: 9km. Track from Hura Creek marked and cut track. Cableway over river crossing very difficult if travelling solo.

Dunn Creek Hut: 9km. Valley floor marked/poled route to Dunn Creek. River route to slips/waterfalls 1.5km below hut.

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
240m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BU20
Map
ID 1939

About this hut

Added 8 June 2007 by madpommadpom. 6 revisions, most recently 19 May 2015 by HonoraHonora.
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