Frew Hut

Frew Hut (sleeps 10 on 2 platforms, matresses, tank & creek water, stove) is a modern tramping hut on river terraces at the confluence of Frew Creek and the Whitcombe River. It is rodent, sandfly & mosquito-proof, which is lucky, because hoards the above are present outside. Bring the fly repellant.

The location is incorrectly shown on topomap J34 (2000) on which it is shown one side-creek further downstream.

The hut is a comfortable stopping place for those ascending the Whitcombe to cross into the Raikaia. A cut track ascends Frew Creek, starting 500m downriver of the hut, from where it crosses to the Hokitika, Mungo and finally descends the Toaroha to the roadend. A loop walk up the Whitcombe and down the Toaroha is thus possible, though there is a long road stretch betweent the two roadends, or 2 vehicles would be required.

Tops above the hut, and bush / slips upstream are popular with red deer and chamois hunters - so you may have company.

View up Whitcombe from Meta Range Feb 2011 • By glennj. Licence: C.
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
Whitcombe roadend (J33 482038): 16km. Hut -> Rapid Ck Hut (7km) -> roadend (9km)

Toaroha Roadend (J33 577094): 38km - Cut track & poled route. Hut -> Frew Biv (7km, 3-6hrs) -> Poet Hut via Homeward Ridge (10.5km, 5-8 hrs) -> Toaroha Biv (2.5km, 1-1.5hrs) -> Top Toaroha Hut (2km) -> Cedar Flats Hut (7km) -> roadend (9km)

Raikaia Valley (Glenfalloch Station): 49km. Hut -> Prices Hut (9km, 3.5-7hrs) -> Neave Hut (9km, 4-8hrs) -> Louper Biv (11km, 5-9 hrs) -> roadeend (20km)

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
220m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BV18
Map
ID 2034

About this hut

Added 19 June 2007 by madpommadpom. No revisions.
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