Wills Hut

Wills Hut (4 bunk, Stove, river water) is a standard four bunk forestry style hut on tussock flats in the Wills Valley. The hut is in good condition, and kept warm by a good Oregon woodburning stove, which also has hotplates for cooking.

The hut is in the first catchment west of the main divide off the Haast Pass road. The Wills Pass gives a good route into Fergusson Creek and thence the Hunter Valley. The pass into Long Flat Creek is also reasonable. Both of these passes are unmarked routes and as such the usual caveats apply.

The easiest access to the Hunter is the low Wilson pass 7km upriver at the head of the valley.

Wills Hut • By madpom. Licence: C.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Standard Hut
Sleeps
Sleeps 4
4
Facilities
Toilet, Enclosed wood/coal burner
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
Haast Pass SH6, Gates of Haast Brdige: Good cut marked track, benched in places. 8km (2 - 6 hours)

Ferguson Hut (Hunter Valley): Unmarked route via Wills Pass. 19km. 6-12 hrs.

Forbes Hut (Hunter valley): 9km on unmarked route over low Wilson Pass then cut track 7km down Hunter (starts 100m up valleyside on true right at bushedge) to hut.

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
520m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BZ13
Map
ID 5390

About this hut

Added 24 April 2010 by madpommadpom. 2 revisions, most recently 13 April 2012 by madpommadpom.
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