Smith Creek Shelter

Tararua Forest Park

A small concrete block shelter on Smith Creek at the end of the descent from Puffer Saddle for those crossing from Kaitoke. The shelter lies on the track from Kaitoke to Tutawai Hut.

DOC state 'The shelter is not suitable for overnight stays' and they're right. It's not suitable for lunch either.

Smith Creek Shelter • By karlocai. Licence: C.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Shelter
Sleeps
Sleeps
Facilities
None
Water supply
No water
Getting there
Getting there
Kaitoke roadend: 6km, 2-3 hours, track via 500m saddle

Tutuwai Hut: 8km, 2-3 hours, good track

A track also climbs from the shelter to the old Dobson Shelter site on the Marchant Ridge track to Alpha Hut.

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
200m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BP33
Map
ID 3965

About this hut

Added 13 May 2009 by madpommadpom. 1 revision 13 May 2009 by madpommadpom.
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