Slaty Creek Hut

An old hunters hut on the TL of the Waiheke River near the confluence with Slaty Creek.

Restored a few years back by DOC contractor Dave. This hut is being preserved by DOC as an example of an early style of hunters hut.

The DOC report on WAC huts by Michael Kelly says, it was built in 1952 & that it is

"significant for its now rare beech slab construction and as an early example of an Internal Affairs Wild Animal Control hut built by cullers."

Slaty Creek hut Sept 2008 • By glennj. Licence: C.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Basic Hut/Bivvy
Sleeps
Sleeps 4
4
Facilities
Open fireplace
Water supply
No water
Getting there
Getting there
From Waikiti Downs Station on the West Coast side. (private property) Follow a farm track through to the Tutaekuri River. Ford this river and then travel up the TL of the Waiheke River to the hut. Alternatively drop in from Canterbury via the Amuri Pass.
Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
410m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BU22
Map
ID 5731

About this hut

Added 27 August 2010 by glennjglennj. 4 revisions, most recently 2 April 2018 by glennjglennj.
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