Le Crens Hut / L. A. Crens Hut

L.A. Crens Hut (private?, 4 bunk, fireplace, stream water) is a historic station hut on Glen Lyon Station land in the lower Dobson. It has been recently restored by the station owners to become a lovely, comfortable hut. Older DOC documentation refers to the hut as being DOC owned, but more recent publications make no mention of it. Apparently it fell into a state of dereliction under DOC management, and was restorted by Glen Lyon Station. Whatever the truth as to its ownership, it is effectively a private station hut, and permission should be sought from Glen Lyon Station for its use.

Hunting access to land south of Stony Creek is restricted by Glen Lyon Station, from whom access permission is required to carry firearms into the valley. Hunters may have more luck requesting access to hunt further upstream. Access permission for trampers seems to be readly granted.

Key information
Owner
Owner: PVT
Category
Private hut
Sleeps
Sleeps 4
4
Facilities
Toilet, Open fireplace
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
Glen Lyon Stn.: 4WD track on Glen Lyon Station land - permission should be obtained - 7.5km

Lake Ohau Roadend (Huxley Lodge): Riverbed route down Dobson, easy crossing of Hopkins in low-moderate flows - 12km

Readon Hut: Riverbed route. Hut -> Grough Hut (10km,2.5-5hrs) -> Kennedy Hut (6.5km,1.5-3hrs)-> Waterfall Hut (5.5km,1.5-3hrs) -> Readon Hut (4km,1-2hrs)

NB: Huxley Lodge is a private school lodge. Nearest DOC hut in Hopkins is Monument Hut, 8km upstream.

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
600m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BY15
Map
ID 2112

About this hut

Added 25 June 2007 by madpommadpom. 1 revision 25 June 2007 by madpommadpom.
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