Prices Flat Hut (historic)

The historic Prices Flat Hut is better looked at than slept in. It is a beutiful slab hut, with an iron roof and chimney, located on expansive flats in the Whitcombe valley. Inside are table and 4 beds, all made of locally available hand-cut timber.

Sadly, the caulking's gone from the walls, the chimney is huge and gaping. All of which provide entry points for the numerous sandflies and mosquitos which will swarm you upon arrival.

I'm a great one for keeping character-full historic huts in preference to faceless modern purpose built tramping huts - but in this case I'd make an expection. The sandfy-free, forestry style Prices Flat Hut 500m above the historic hut is the way to go. Thanks though to DOC, for preserving this historic site for its historic value.

The track downstream to Frew Hut crosses numerous slips, and can be slow going. Upstream there is a cut track on the true right to Neave Hut. This is not shown on the map

Prices Flat Hut (historic) • By madpom.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Basic Hut/Bivvy
Sleeps
Sleeps 4
4
Facilities
Open fireplace
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
Whitcombe roadend (J33 482038): 25km. Hut -> Frew Hut (9km, 3.5-7hrs) -> Rapid Ck Hut (7km) -> roadend (9km)

Raikaia Valley (Glenfalloch Station): 40km. Hut -> Wilkinson Hut turnoff (5.5km, 2.5-5 hrs) -> Neave Hut (3.5km, 1.5-3hrs) -> Louper Biv (11km, 5-9 hrs) -> roadend (20km)

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
360m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BW18
Map
ID 2038

About this hut

Added 19 June 2007 by madpommadpom. No revisions.
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