Newton Creek Hut

Newton Creek Hut (4 bunk, mattresses, stove, firewood, water) is a pleasant forestry hut beside Newton creek. It's drier and warmer than the swampy Dunns Creek location over the saddle, and is a very welcome sight for those who have bashed/slipped their way through scrub and down rocks over the Newton Saddle. A tidy, well maintained hut.

Newton Creek Hut • By madpom. Licence: cc by.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Basic Hut/Bivvy
Sleeps
Sleeps 4
4
Facilities
Toilet, Enclosed wood/coal burner
Water supply
No water
Getting there
Getting there
Dunns Creek Hut: 6km, 4-8 hrs. Steep & slippery on Newton Crk side, roughly marked and cut track through Dunns Creek side. Slow going, for the experienced.

Arahura / Mudflats Hut: 8km/5km, 2.5-5hrs. Good cut track to Arahura River swingbridge. Cross bridge & head upstream to flats. Climb small side-stream with occasional marker-tape, 500m to packhorse-track. Very good platformed track to Lower Arahura & Mudflats huts.

Scottys Biv: Route exists over the tops to Scottys

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
740m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BV19
Map
ID 1952

About this hut

Added 9 June 2007 by madpommadpom. 3 revisions, most recently 13 January 2011 by HonoraHonora.
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