Scrubby Hut

Scrubby Hut (4 bunk, matresses, tank/stream water, fireplace, limited scrubby firewood) is a private station hut on a small mound overlooking flats in the Hunter Valley. It is open for public use - though you may be best to check with the station before walking in. It looks tatty from the outside, with rusting iron walls / roof, but is watertight and well maintained within.

The hut is popular with hunters, but also makes a good resting place for trampers heading up or down the Hunter Valley, or crossing into the Makarora or Ahuriri via passes to the east and west. The river below the hut is easily crossable in most conditions.

Scrubby Flat Creek and pass • By madpom.
Key information
Owner
Owner: PVT
Category
Standard Hut
Sleeps
Sleeps 4
4
Facilities
Toilet, Open fireplace
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
Hunter Valley Stn: 4WD. Hut -> Boundary Hut (7km) -> High Burn Hut (6km) -> roadend/station (6/18km). Access from Dingleburn Stn also possible, permission reqd

Upper Hunter / Landsborough: Hut ->Fergusson Hut (7km) ->Mid Flat Hut (5km) ->Forbes Hut (4km) ->Landsborough (16km, unmarked alpine route via Upper Studholme Pass)

Makarora Hut: (9km,5-8hrs) track/route, low tussock pass

Ahuriri roadend: (14km,6-12hrs) v. hard, unmarked alpine route via Little Canyon Crk

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
400m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BZ13
Map
ID 2151

About this hut

Added 1 July 2007 by madpommadpom. 3 revisions, most recently 1 July 2007 by madpommadpom.
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