Prices Flat Hut

Prices Flat Hut (6 bunks, matresses, tank water, stove) lies on a small terrace 100m above the Whitcombe River, adjacent to Cateract Creek. It's a comfortable, forestry style hut, free of the numerous sandflies which swarm the historic Prices Flat Hut, on the river flats 500m downstream.

The hut lies on the Whitcombe Valley track from the Whitcombe roadend over the Whitcombe Pass to Glenfalloch Station on the Raikaia. There's also an unmaintained route above the hut, climbing to clear tops of Mt Tarleton. Prices River, opposite, provides another option for exploring, and contains a hut near its head: Pricres Basin Hut. Deer and Chamois numbers are reasonable, and this is a popular spot for hunters, many of whom chopper in.

Bracken Snowfield / Wilkinson Glacier • By madpom.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Standard Hut
Sleeps
Sleeps 6
6
Facilities
Toilet, Enclosed wood/coal burner
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
380m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BW18
Map
ID 2040

About this hut

Added 19 June 2007 by madpommadpom. No revisions.
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