Rankin Hut

Rankin Hut (private, 6 bunks. mattresses, wood-burning cooking stove, firewood available, stream water) is a station hut on the flats of the Godley River valley. The hut is owned by Godley Station and per them as of 3/1/19, the hut is "Flattened". Possibly no longer existing.

A public DOC hut is available 9km upstream (Eade Memorial Hut) and the Red Stag Lodge opposite is NZDA. Huts downstream are all private Godley Station huts (Angus Hut, Ribbonwood Hut).

The hut makes a good base to head up the Rankin Stream to see the glacier and lake at its head, and to pass over into the Cass via Rankin Pass. This pass provides spectacular views of the Huxley Glacier to the west.

Crossing the Godley at this point is possible in low-moderate flows: the river is braided and surface water may disappear completely in dry perio

Rankin Stream / Rankin Pass • By madpom.
Key information
Owner: PVT . Maintained by Private.
Private hut
Sleeps 6
Toilet, Enclosed wood/coal burner
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
Godley Station: 33km - private 4WD track - permission required. Hut -> Angus Hut (6km) -> Ribbonwood Hut (8km) -> station (19km)

Lilybank Roadend: 17km - 4WD track or public riverbed route, crossing of Godley

Cass Valley (Memorial Hut): 16km (unmarked alpine route) via Rankin Saddle. Track down Cass to roadend, or routes continue over Rutherford/Ailsa Pass to Liebig Hut in the Murchinson, & thus to Mt Cook Village (arrange boat over Tasman Glacier Lake in advance)

This hut is unlocked and open to access.
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
ID 2076

About this hut

Added 22 June 2007 by madpommadpom. 3 revisions, most recently 21 March 2019 by bishipbiship.
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