Downie Hut

Nelson Lakes National Park

Downie Hut is an old board and batten hut with a large open fire place. The original shingle roof now has corrugated iron over the top of it. The hut is a bit draughty and dark compared with modern huts but can be made very comfortable.

Downie Hut Dec 2014 • By glennj. Licence: C.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Basic Hut/Bivvy
Sleeps
Sleeps 4
4
Facilities
Toilet, Open fireplace
Water supply
Natural water source
Getting there
Getting there
Up or down the Matakitaki River valley. 4x4 motorbike access is possible from downstream when the river is low. The DOC walking time guideline from the carpark at the dairy farm on the TR is 5hrs.
Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BS23
Map
ID 4184

About this hut

Added 5 July 2009 by Justin MorrisonJustin Morrison. 1 revision 6 December 2014 by glennjglennj.
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