North Opuha Hut

Ex-high country station hut in the head of the Orari River, built 1896. Recently acquired through land tenure review, and refurbished.

Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Basic Hut/Bivvy
Sleeps
Sleeps 4
4
Facilities
Toilet, Enclosed wood/coal burner
Water supply
No water
Getting there
Getting there
From final flat on road to Fox Ski Field, north of Fairlie. A 7km easement through pastoral lease, via a 4WD track, drops down to the conservation area. The track continues over a low saddle then enters the head of the Orari river. The hut is nestled like a cat in an armchair at the southern end of the Ben McLeod range. Alternatively, the hut may be initially accessed from a marginal strip on the true left of the North Opuha. Of course, there are other ways in requiring leaseholders permissio
Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
820m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BY18
Link
www.doc.govt.nz/u...http://www.doc.govt.nz/upload/documents/parks-and-recreation/places-to-visit/canterbury/north-opuha-conservation-area-fact-sheet.pdf
Map
ID 5644

About this hut

Added 6 August 2010 by HonoraHonora. 1 revision 27 July 2013 by MatthewMatthew.
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