Monument Hut

Ruataniwha Conservation Park

Monument Hut (6 bunks, matresses, stove, firewood, river water) is a forestry style hut in the Hopkins. Its located just inside beech forest on the west valleyside, looking out over river flats.

The hut is 8km from the roadend along a good 4WD track - easy to follow in the dark. As such this hut gives the option of walking in late evening for an early morning start.

Both the Hopkins and Huxley valleys provide good easy tramps along marked tracks on the valley-floors.

Unmarked alpine routes exist over several cols in the area making many alpine loop tramps possible.

Red deer, chamois and thar are present in moderate-high numbers.

Dasler Pinnacles • By FlameJJ. Licence: C.
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
Lake Ohau Roadend (Huxley Lodge): 8km, 4WD track (vehicles require permission beyond Huxley Lodge)

Landsborough (Fraser Hut): Monument->Huxley Forks (8km, 2-4hrs, marked sidle track or faster riverbed route)->Brodrick Hut (5km, cut track)->Fraser Hut (7km, marked alpine route over Brodrick Pass)

The recently restored, historic Red Hut is 2.5km over river flats across the Hopkins.

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-BY14
Map
ID 2130

About this hut

Added 28 June 2007 by madpommadpom. 4 revisions, most recently 29 June 2007 by madpommadpom.
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