McCoy Hut

Hakatere Conservation Park

McCoy hut is a six bunk hut located on the confluence of Franceis River and McCoy Stream, which flows down from the McCoy glacier, an easy day walk from the hut. Up the Frances river it is possible to climb up onto the Garden of Eden ice plateau (I think). To reach the hut means crossing the river at several locations, and the further up the valley, the harder. This tramp should not be attempted after a heavy rainfall. Behind the hut is a small pool that is extremely beautiful (well worth a walk to and a swim) and only takes 10 mins from the hut. To get there walk for 5 mins up the true left bank of the Frances river and you will see some cairns showing the way to the pool. The hut has 6 bunks with foam mattresses. It has no fire inside, but a place for one outside. It has a toilet. It is owned by DoC and is a standard hut, costing $5 per adult per night, or $2.50 per child. Thar are in the area. There is water available in a stream near the hut. The Watchdog Hut is further downstream.

Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Standard Hut
Sleeps
Sleeps 6
6
Facilities
Toilet
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
Obtain permission from Colin Drummond (Erewhon Station).
Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
900m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BW17
Link
www.doc.govt.nz/p...http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-stay/backcountry-huts-by-region/canterbury/raukapuka/mccoy-hut/
Map
ID 3235

About this hut

Added 17 November 2008 by htothillhtothill. 2 revisions, most recently 31 January 2014 by MatthewMatthew.
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