Crawford Junction Hut

Crawford Junction Hut (6 bunks, matresses, tank water, stove) is by far the nicest hut in the valley. It's of wooden, not tin comstruction, and the inside walls and floor are timber-lined. A roomy verandah looks out over flats at the junction of the Crawford and Kokatahi rivers. There is only one hut - the second hut has been removed. Don't be put off by the DOC 'basic' rating - it's a lovely, warm, comfortable hut in a great spot.

Whilst a nice place to visit of itself, the hut lies on two possible loop tramps:

- Kokatahi/Crawford to Styx via Lathrop Saddle: valley floor and sidle tracks up the Kokatahi/Crawford valleys, a poled alpine route over Lathrop Saddle, and a benched track down the Styx valley.

- Kokatahi to Toaroha via Zit Saddle: valley floor track and rough river-bed route up the Kokatahi, a partially poled alpine route over the Zit Saddle, and a cut track down the Toaroha.

Kokatahi River • By madpom.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Basic Hut/Bivvy
Sleeps
Sleeps 6
6
Facilities
Toilet, Enclosed wood/coal burner
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
Kokatahi Roadend (J33 577110): 14km - cut / marked track down the Kokatahi valley from the hut to the roadend via Booboo Hut (7km)

Top Crawford Biv: 6km (3-5 hrs), well maintained sidle track to Top Crawford Hut (3.5km, 1.5-2.5 hrs) then poorly maintained sidle track & riverbed route to the Biv. 1 river crossing by the biv

Top Kokatahi Hut: 5km (2.5-5 hrs). Rough riverbed route, 2 bridged crossings to hut. Kokatahi Biv 3km beyond the hut is dilapidated and not recommended

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
420m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BV19
Map
ID 2011

About this hut

Added 17 June 2007 by madpommadpom. 1 revision 17 June 2007 by madpommadpom.
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