Lochnagar Hut

Old style musterers hut yet rebuilt in 1990. Painted corrugated iron half buried in earth with a partial schist slabbed ,partial PV tarp floor. Original fireplace but use with care.

There is a recently built sleeping platform with a 2 person mattress still in its original protective plastic wrapping. Another short, narrow sleeping bench would only accommodate a child. There are 2 aging mattess provided to spread on the floor.

The door and window are still functioning but the window is jamming when opened. There is a lot of cobwebbed fly corpsed detritis in many pans and crockery. There is a fridge full of preservable food and sacks of grotty spare clothing and sleeping bags in case of emergency.

I swept the window free of webs and brushed mouse droppings off the mattresses. The hut hadn't been visited for 3 months. Water is sourced from the lake, 10m distant. There is a bit of reading material in the hut and a well marked track. This cult status hut is in a spectacular setting

Descending to Lochnagar Hut • By aardvark.
Key information
Owner
Owner: PVT
Category
Private hut
Sleeps
Sleeps 4
4
Facilities
Toilet, Open fireplace
Water supply
No water
Getting there
Getting there
Via Shotover Saddle, Shotover River or Rees or Snowy Saddles.
Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
Bookings required
Required
Other
Altitude
1,000m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-CA11
Map
ID 3314

About this hut

Added 2 January 2009 by HonoraHonora. 2 revisions, most recently 2 January 2009 by HonoraHonora.
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