Double Hut

Hakatere Conservation Park

A very basic retired mustering hut on the Swin River South Branch, near Lake Heron, and popular with hunters. The hut is located on the Te Araroa Trail southwest of Clent Hills Saddle.

The hut was likely built between 1902 and 1906, although huts are mapped on the site as far back as 1889. A lean-to was added in the 1930s.

Double Hut • By unspeakableoutrage. Licence: cc by-nc-nd.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Basic Hut/Bivvy
Sleeps
Sleeps 6
6
Facilities
Toilet, Open fireplace
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
From the south, the Stour Track leads in from Ashburton Gorge Road at the Stour River. From the west, a route leads around Lake Heron and up the Swin Stream. This route starts where the Hakatere Heron Road first meets Lake Heron. The Te Araroa Trail passes the hut, running from Jacobs Stream on the Hakatere Heron Road over Clent Hills and Turtons Saddles out to Double Hill Run Road, next to the Rakaia River.
Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
800m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BX19
Link
www.doc.govt.nz/p...http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-stay/backcountry-huts-by-region/canterbury/mid-and-south-canterbury/double-hut/
Map
ID 2280

About this hut

Added 9 September 2007 by mrtotsmrtots. 3 revisions, most recently 9 March 2014 by MatthewMatthew.
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