Brodrick Hut

Ruataniwha Conservation Park

Brodrick Hut (sleeps 6, tank water, stove, firewood available) is a 1960's forestry hut at the base of the Brodrick Pass in the North Branch of the Huxley River. The hut is in good condition, and comfortably sleeps 6, though is not as warm as the forks hut 3.5km down river.

Brodrick Hut sits on a ridgeline at the bushedge, looking up at Mt Strauchan and the Brodrick Pass. The tussock flats of the upper North Branch, and the jagged peaks and glaciers around Mt Fraser are obscured by trees, but visible from just above the hut.

The hut is reached either up the Huxley valley or from Fraser Hut in the Landborough, via the 1600m Broderick Pass.

Broderick Hut • By chrism.
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): Hut->Forks Hut 3.5km (1.5-3hrs, riverbed / sidle track), -> Monument Hut 6km (1.5-3hrs riverbed / sidle track) -> Roadend 8km (2-3 hrs, 4wd track)

Fraser Hut (Landsborough): Hut -> Fraser Hut 6.5km (6 DOC hours, via Brodrick Pass). Possible to continue down Landsborough to Haast Pass road, with several river crossings or tough sidles. A loop trip back over Elcho Pass is another option, as is continuing upriver to cross to the Douglas or Karangarua.

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
1,000m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BY14
Map
ID 2943

About this hut

Added 6 May 2008 by madpommadpom. 3 revisions, most recently 31 August 2010 by madpommadpom.
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