Dillons Hut

The New Dillons Hut (sleeps 10, stove, tank water) lies in the middle reaches of the Taipo valley, 10 minutes upstream from the historic Dillons Homestead. It presumably aimed to replace this character-laden historic building - however, the storm of protest this provoked seems to have ensured that the old hut will also remain.

This is a characterless modern tramping hut - weathertight, rodentproof but lacking the feel of the old place (and also lacking the mice). Look at them both, they're only 10 minute apart, and make your choice ...

Taipo River • By madpom.

Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Standard Hut
Sleeps
Sleeps 10
10
Facilities
Toilet, Enclosed wood/coal burner
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 (4wd) has disappeared in lower reac

Mid Taipo Hut: 9km. Track from Hura Creek cut and marked. Cableway over river crossing difficult to operate solo

Dunn Creek Hut: 9km. Valley floor marked/poled route to Dunn Creek. River route to slips/waterfalls 1.5km below hut. Overgrown marked route from left (looking up) of 2nd slip

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-BV20
Map
ID 1944

About this hut

Added 9 June 2007 by madpommadpom. 3 revisions, most recently 19 May 2015 by HonoraHonora.
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