Back Ridge Hut

Kaweka Forest Park

A forestry hut (4 bunks, stove, firewood available, stream water) on the valley floor 5 minutes off the main Back Ridge track. The location marks the end of the beech forest (the manuka changes to beech at Back Ridge Biv further down the ridge), and the beginning of tussock. It's also where the ambling track along the summit of Back Ridge abandons it's easy-going nature and ascends the steep slopes to the Kaweka J summit.

A clear marked track to the hut is signposted from the main Back Ridge track.

Back Ridge Hut • By pmcke.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Standard Hut
Sleeps
Sleeps 4
4
Facilities
Toilet, Enclosed wood/coal burner
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
Makahu Saddle carpark: 6km (2-4 hours) track / poled route via Kaweka J summit

The Lakes carpark: 14km (7-11 hours) track / poled route via Kaweka J summit and 'The Tits' summit

Back Ridge Biv: 4km (1-2 hours) good track

Kaweka summit: 2km (1-2 hours). For onward travel to Manson Hut, Middle Hill Hut, Studholm Saddle, Kiwi Saddle

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-BJ37
Map
ID 3968

About this hut

Added 13 May 2009 by madpommadpom. No revisions.
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