Top Trent aka Lagoon hut

An old Forest Service four bunker in the head of the Trent River. The hut is getting minimal maintenance from DOC & needs some kind soul to give it a good dung out and get rid of the mice. It also appears to have some leaks though it wasn't raining when we visited. There is no heating the open fire having been removed at some stage!

This hut is sometimes called Lagoon hut because there is a large tarn & some smaller ones close by. The tarns were shallow and full of tadpoles when we were there and the water supply creek had dried up.

This hut puts you in easy striking distance of a lot of nice tops country. Best access is from the Haupiri River via Trent Saddle!

Signs on Top Trent hut • By glennj. Licence: C.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Basic Hut/Bivvy
Sleeps
Sleeps 4
4
Facilities
None
Water supply
No water
Getting there
Getting there
1/From the Haupiri via Trent Saddle. 5.5 - 7hrs from the roadend.(The windfalls above Elizabeth hut are due to be cleared before Xmas 2010)

2/Up the Trent. 3 - 5 hrs from Mid Trent hut. Not to be attempted if river up! 8.5 - 11hrs from Waikite Downs Station sign.

3/There are various routes from the Taramakau River to Top Trent hut that involve unmarked tops travel.

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
870m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BU21
Map
ID 6101

About this hut

Added 9 November 2010 by glennjglennj. No revisions.
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