Cass Saddle Hut

Craigieburn Forest Park

An old Forest Service hut on the Cass-Lagoon Saddle Track, built in 1953. The hut is located just below the treeline north of Cass Saddle. Three bunks in the main part of the hut along with another bench suitable for sleeping in the enclosed foyer. No mattresses. A creek nearby emerges out of the the scree and provides a water supply before dropping over a pretty, mossy waterfall. Ample camping in the light forest above the hut.

Cass Saddle Hut • By lil50. Licence: C.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Basic Hut/Bivvy
Sleeps
Sleeps 4
4
Facilities
Toilet, Enclosed wood/coal burner
Water supply
No water
Getting there
Getting there
Cass-Lagoon Saddle Track: 3 hours from SH73 at Cass, or 2.5 hours from Hamilton Hut.
Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
1,160m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BV21
Link
www.doc.govt.nz/p...http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-stay/backcountry-huts-by-region/canterbury/waimakariri/cass-saddle-hut/
Map
ID 3185

About this hut

Added 25 October 2008 by ledgeledge. 2 revisions, most recently 27 October 2009 by matthewmatthew.
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