Explorer Hut

A small hut located near Douglas Saddle. Easiest access is from the Mikonui valley. None of the routes are recommended in wet weather or soon after heavy rain as there are lots of unbridged river/stream crossings.

There is good access information to be obtained by clicking on the "remotehuts" (permolat group) link below.

This hut is at the junction of four tracks leading to varied tramping, hunting and climbing. Some quite challenging circuits including Explorer Hut can be made from the Mikonui or Hoki/Whitcombe roadends or from part way along the Totara valley road.

Hokitika River (Bottom Gorge) • By glennj. Licence: C.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Basic Hut/Bivvy
Sleeps
Sleeps 4
4
Facilities
Toilet, Open fireplace
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
From the Mikonui road end, Hokitika Gorge carpark or TR Weir Ck Totara valley. There are two routes from the Hoki Gorge; up Doctors Creek or via Minnow Creek & Murray Saddle to Doctors Creek. The latter is the easier of the two. If the Hoki river is very low you can ford from the farm track on the TR opposite Minnow Creek. If going this way park at the car park at the end of Whitcombe Valley road. (it saves c. 20 mins on using the swingbridge route)
Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
450m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BV18
Link
remotehuts.co.nz/...http://remotehuts.co.nz/huts/explorer
Map
ID 4623

About this hut

Added 11 November 2009 by MatthewMatthew. 5 revisions, most recently 30 June 2018 by glennjglennj.
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