Middle Head Hut

Middle Head hut lies at the head of the Moeraki Valley, Westland. It's a warm, comfortable hut with a good stove.

Theres a reasonable track from SH6 via Blowfly Hut and Horseshoe Flats Hut. Above the hut it's alpine routes, either up the north or south fork. Hut book entries report crossings to the Paringa, or to the Clarke / Landsborough via Mt Zeilan.

There was an all-golden Kea living in the mid-slopes of the scree face at the head of the north fork of the valley above the hut in 2004 - hopefully it's still there. DOC tried to keep the location secret, reporting it as 'Fiordland' - but I see it's now out there on the web so regard myself as likewise free to report it!

Middle Head hut May 2009 • By glennj. Licence: C.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Basic Hut/Bivvy
Sleeps
Sleeps 6
6
Facilities
Toilet, Enclosed wood/coal burner
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
SH6 (Moeraki Bluffs): -> Horseshoe Hut (4.5km, 1.5-3 hrs, sidle track) -> Blowfly Hut / Paringa Cattle Track (7km, 2-3 hrs, valley floor track) -> road (3.5km, 1-1.5 hours, pack-horse track)
Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
380m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BY13
Map
ID 3976

About this hut

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