Waterfall Hut (Dobson Valley, Canterbury)

Ruataniwha Conservation Park

Waterfall hut has washed away.

Waterfall Hut (4 bunks, matresses, fireplace, firewood available, stream water) was a forestry-style hut tucked into a narrow side-valley off the Dobson. It takes its name from the waterfall behind the hut, descending from the Ben Ohau Range. Since leaving Readon Hut, the nature of the Dobson has changed: the glaciers are left behind, and the valleysides are beech lower down, with tussock and rock on the tops. The valley floor is wide and braided, with grazed tussock flats opposite the hut.

Hunting seems to be the main reason for visiting the hut. Trampers staying here are generally heading out of the Dobson by 3 alpine routes:

- Tragedy Col, directly opposite the hut into the Hopkins and Erceg Hut

- Jamieson Saddle, in the upper Dobson, to the Tasman/SH80

- Barron Saddle, onto the Mueller Glacier & Barron / Mueller Huts

- Route above the hut to Bushy St

Tragedy Col • By madpom.
This hut has been removed or destroyed. Information here is for historical reference only.
Key information
Owner: DOC
Derelict hut
Sleeps 4
Water supply
Natural water source
Getting there
Getting there
Glen Lyon Stn.: 4WD river flats route. Hut -> Kennedy Hut (5.5km,1.5-3hrs) -> Grough Hut (6.5km,1.5-3hrs) -> Le Crens Hut (10km,2.5-5hrs) -> roadend (7.5km)

My Cook Village via Jamieson Saddle: unmarked 2187m alpine route over rock/scree. Hut -> Readon Hut (4km,1-2hrs) -> Birch Hill (SH80) (13.5km, 5.5-11hrs). Mt cook Village 8km by road from Birch Hill.

This hut is unlocked and open to access.
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
ID 2103

About this hut

Added 25 June 2007 by madpommadpom. 5 revisions, most recently 5 September 2018 by Lichen Lichen .
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