Johnson hut

This is a 1957 vintage NZFS Nelson Conservancy design four bunk hut. It is located in a small clearing amongst silver beech trees on the TR of the lower reaches of the Johnson River. It is further from the river than shown on some maps. A newish sign marks where a track leaves the river for the hut.

[The Johnson River is a major tributary of the North Branch of the Mokihinui River]

Johnson hut is quite remote and attracts on average only about two walk in parties per year tho three or so times that number fly in by helicopter for principally trout fishing or hunting red deer and goats.

Johnson hut Oct 2010 • By glennj. Licence: C.
Key information
Owner: DOC
Basic Hut/Bivvy
Sleeps 4
Open fireplace
Water supply
No water
Getting there
Getting there
1/From the LW roadend. Leave the Wangapeka Track opposite either Piano Creek or Kiwi Creek and make your way to Kiwi Saddle. Cross the saddle & follow Silver Creek downstream to the Johnson R then keep heading downstream until the hut. Allow 10 - 18hrs depending on previous familiarity with the area. NB once off the Wangapeka Track the old track to Johnson hut is severely overgrown & not followable in places.

2/From the Mokihinui roadend via the Hemphill River & Johnson Ridge. 2-3 days.

This hut is unlocked and open to access.
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
ID 6029

About this hut

Added 17 October 2010 by glennjglennj. 4 revisions, most recently 8 November 2011 by glennjglennj.
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