"New" Bluff Hut

The old Bluff hut was dismantled and moved about 150 metres in 2010. At the same time it got a substantial upgrade and is now like a new hut. It has a fire again. (the old hut had one in its early days but it was removed at some stage) The hut has tank water, is fully lined and insulated, has double glazed windows, a deck, porch etc. It is now wired down because the new site is more exposed than the old one. The bunk numbers have been increased from four to six. I congratulate DOC on this effort. It's now a top hut!

The location is in the headwaters of the Hokitika River on the TL where the toe of Conway Ridge meets the top of the Bluffs that the Hokitika flows over to meet the Mungo River. Views from the new hut are outstanding!

"New" Bluff hut & Mungo valley April 2011 • By glennj. Licence: C.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Standard Hut
Sleeps
Sleeps 6
6
Facilities
Toilet, Enclosed wood/coal burner
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
Main access is via Frew Saddle or Toaroha Saddle. This trip is now being featured in guide books and DOC are fully maintaining the track. It is a comfortable day walk from either Frew hut in the Whitcombe or Top Toaroha hut to Bluff hut. There are however bivvies on Frew & Toaroha Saddles and Poet hut in the Mungo that are closer.

There are some really interesting alternative routes to get to Bluff hut for those interested in unmarked alpine travel. See Permolat for more info.

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
924m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BV19
Map
ID 4388

About this hut

Added 8 September 2009 by HonoraHonora. 2 revisions, most recently 3 May 2011 by glennjglennj.
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