Dunns Creek Hut

Dunns Creek Hut (4 bunks, stove, limited dry firewood, tank & creek water, mattresses). The hut sits at the back of a marshy flat beside Dunns Creek, about half way between the confluence with the Taipo River and the summit of the Newton Saddle.

Note that the track up Dunns Creek from below the gorge is wrongly marked on topomaps. The track does NOT sidle the Dunns creek side of the ridge, as shown on the map. Heading up Dunns creek, follow the river to where Dunns Creek gorges out at the 1st large (impassable) waterfall, cut through the 1st section of bush on the true left, to a large scree descending from the ridgeline (a clear tongue is shown on the map). Start ascending this scree, then cut onto the defined ridge on your left at a convenient point. You will pick up white track markers on this ridge, which though overgrown, will lead to the hut. If this seems daunting, take the longer, maintained track via Mid Taipo Hut.

Dunns Creek 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
Mid Taipo Hut: 3km. Cut track up from the Taipo valley floor

Dillons Hut: 9km. Valley floor marked route to Dunns Creek. Easy river route up Dunns Creek to gorge at 1st waterfall. Recently recut track from there -

Newton Creek Hut: 6km, 4-8 hrs. Riverbed route over Newton Saddle. Cut track on Dunn Creek side.

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
700m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BV20
Map
ID 1948

About this hut

Added 9 June 2007 by madpommadpom. 3 revisions, most recently 19 June 2012 by HonoraHonora.
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