Bealey Spur Hut

Arthur's Pass National Park

Historic 1925 musterers' hut on an easy grassy spur over the Waimakariri River.

Old basic hut built around 1925 by musterers with open fire and 6 bunks. Beds are ok, but if it's cold outside, then it's cold inside, despite the fire. Hut is still in the forest so you have to walk a little bit to enjoy the great views of Arthur's Pass valley. You have to go outside to get water, if it's not frozen. Possums try to break in at night ;).

Mattresses have been removed (as of January 2017), so you need to bring your own, or spend a cold night.

Bealey Spur Hut • By sammanson. Licence: C.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Basic Hut/Bivvy
Sleeps
Sleeps 6
6
Facilities
Toilet, Open fireplace
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Small rain water tank beside hut. No stream in the area.
Getting there
Getting there
Up Bealey Spur from Cloudesley Road.

Bealey Spur Track, 2 hours from SH73.

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
1,240m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BV20
Link
www.doc.govt.nz/c...http://www.doc.govt.nz/conservation/historic/by-region/canterbury/waimakariri/bealey-spur-hut/
Map 
ID 5242

About this hut

Added 30 March 2010 by MatthewMatthew. 8 revisions, most recently 27 March 2017 by MatthewMatthew.
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