Heather Jock Hut

Whakaari Conservation Area

A small miner's hut high on Mount Alaska, near Glenorchy. This little-used hut combines easy access with spectacular panoramic views of The Humboldt Mountains, and Mounts McIntosh and Earnslaw.

This hut was constructed in the 1930s to service the nearby scheelite (tungsten ore) mine, and was shifted to its current location in the 1940s.

Morning view from Heather Jock Hut. • By Matthew.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Basic Hut/Bivvy
Sleeps
Sleeps 3
3
Facilities
None
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
Foot access from Judah Road east of Glenorchy.
Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
1,300m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-CB10
Map
ID 3072

About this hut

Added 25 August 2008 by MatthewMatthew. 1 revision 20 March 2014 by MatthewMatthew.
107 views in the past year (9 per month).
Check-ins
glennj visited this hut 1 November 20181 November