Lake Guyon Hut

St James Conservation Area

Standard 4 bunk hut on the shore of Lake Guyon, a popular fishing lake. This little hut is just 30 minutes detour from the St James Cycle Trail, so it can be busy with hunters, fishers, and cyclists. There is ample camping space around the hut.

The hut is located next to the Lake Guyon Homestead site. Visible here are the lines of poplars, rock walls, and other archaeological remains. The runholder was William Travers, the Irish lawyer, politician and naturalist. Travers named the nearby Ada, Henry (his son), Boyle, and Anne Rivers. The run was amalgamated into the St James between 1860 and 1879.

More about William Travers: http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/1t105/travers-william-thomas-locke

Lake Guyon Hut • By johnnboy. Licence: C.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Standard Hut
Sleeps
Sleeps 4
4
Facilities
Toilet, Enclosed wood/coal burner
Water supply
Natural water source
Small stream just behind the hut.
Getting there
Getting there
Via the Fowler Pass Track in the east, Stanley River Track in the south, or the Waiau River. 30 minutes up from the Waiau River (St James Walkway, Maling Pass, or Charlies Saddle). 4WD access over Maling Pass leads much of the way to the hut.
Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
810m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BT24
Link
www.doc.govt.nz/p...http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/canterbury/places/st-james-conservation-area/things-to-do/huts/lake-guyon-hut/
Map
ID 4202

About this hut

Added 12 July 2009 by Andrew BarkerAndrew Barker. 3 revisions, most recently 7 April 2015 by MatthewMatthew.
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