Big Hut

Rock and Pillar Conservation Area

This hut was built by the Otago Ski Club in the 1950s in an unsuccessful attempt to develop a ski field on the Rock and Pillar range. The hut was abandoned then taken over by the Otado Tramping and Mountaineering Club in the 1980s.

More recently it has been restored by a private trust. Features include solar lighting (candles prohibited) and table tennis!

Big Hut in Snow • By malcdizzle.
Key information
Owner
Owner: PVT
Category
Private hut
Sleeps
Sleeps 25
25
Facilities
Toilet
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
A poled track climbs straight up from a DOC carpark just in from the corner of SH87 and McKinnon Rd
Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
Bookings required
Required

This hut is owned and maintained by the Rock and Pillar Hut Trust.

Fees are $10 per night (adult) payable at the hut. Groups of 8 or more must book due to fire regulations. If a warden is present, fees are $12 per night.

Email: bighut@middlemarch.co.nz Phone: +64 3 447 3554 Cell phone (text only): 0274 358 311

Other
Altitude
1,320m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-CD15
Link
www.doc.govt.nz/p...http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-stay/backcountry-huts-by-region/otago/coastal-otago/big-hut/
Map
ID 2813

About this hut

Added 30 March 2008 by pmckepmcke. 2 revisions, most recently 18 March 2013 by MatthewMatthew.
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