Huxley Forks Hut

Ruataniwha Conservation Park

Huxley Forks Hut (6-bunk, matresses, stove, firewood, tank/creek water) is an old, homely forestry-style hut at the forks of the north and south branch of the Huxley. The hut is located on river terraces, looking over tussock flats.

The hut is a common first / last night for those crossing the Alps by the Broderick pass from the Huxley into the Landsborough. Another popular route is the crossing into the Ahuriri or South Temple from the South Huxley. Many interesting alpine routes exist in this area.

Relatively easy valley tramps on marked tracks stick close to the valley floor from the Hopkins to Brodrick Hut. An unmaintained track leads up the South Branch of the Huxley passing Sth Huxley Biv.

The area is also popular with hunters with red deer, chamois and thar all present.

Huxley Forks Hut • 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
Lake Ohau Roadend(Huxley Lodge): Forks->Monument Hut(8km, 2-4hrs, sidle track/faster riverbed route) -> roadend(8km, 4WD track)

Landsborough (Fraser Hut): Forks->Brodrick Hut(5km, cut track)->Fraser Hut(7km, marked alpine route via Broderick Pass). From Fraser, 2-3 days down Landsborough to Haast Pass, river crossings

Ahuriri Base: Unmarked route to Top Hut then 4WD track. Forks->Sth Huxley Biv(5km)->Top Hut(12km)->Hagens Hut(4km)->Shamrock Hut(6km)->roadend(8km)

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
720m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BY14
Map
ID 2134

About this hut

Added 28 June 2007 by madpommadpom. 3 revisions, most recently 29 June 2007 by madpommadpom.
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