Makarora Hut

Makarora Hut (4 bunks, matresses, stove, firewood available, river water) is a simple but comfortable forestry-style hut on flats in the Upper Makarora.

The hut is reached by a well-maintained sidle track from the Haast Pass road, which climbs moderately steeply. As such it malkes a good weekend tramp for fit people of most experience levels.

For the more experienced, easy valley floor routes cotinue upriver, allowing the exploration to glaciers at the head of the Makarora. A low, sub-alpine pass heads east to Scrubby Flat creek and the Hunter from 1.5km upriver of the hut. This is an unmarked route, and allows a variety of round-trip and through tramps.

Makarora Valley flats • By madpom.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Standard Hut
Sleeps
Sleeps 4
4
Facilities
Toilet, Enclosed wood/coal burner
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
Haast Pass/SH6 (Kiwi Flat): 10.5km (3.5-7 hrs) - easy route down river flats, then marked, well-maintained sidle track to road

Scrubby Hut (Hunter Valley): (9km,5-8hrs) a low tussock pass then marked/cut sidle track through beech to Hunter Valley floor

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
700m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BZ13
Map
ID 2155

About this hut

Added 1 July 2007 by madpommadpom. 2 revisions, most recently 1 July 2007 by madpommadpom.
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