Freeman Burn Hut

Fiordland National Park

A hut at the head of North Arm, Lake Manapouri, accessible by boat.

During the 1920s, Les Murrell ran the Doubtful Sound Track over Wilmot Pass. He planned to extend this into a circuit, with a boat journey to Gaer Arm, then a walk up the Camelot River, over Fowler Pass, then down the Freeman Burn. The circuit was never successful, and was abandoned around wartime.

Huts were located at West Arm (West Arm Hut), Bedivere Falls (Camelot Hut), Lake Minerva, and Freeman Burn. Only the Freeman Burn Hut remains.

A chapter is devoted to this hut in Mark Pickering's "Huts: Untold stories from back-country New Zealand."

Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Standard Hut
Sleeps
Sleeps 10
10
Facilities
Toilet, Enclosed wood/coal burner
Water supply
No water
Getting there
Getting there
By boat from Manapouri.
Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-CD07
Link
www.doc.govt.nz/c...http://www.doc.govt.nz/conservation/historic/by-region/fiordland/western-fiordland/freeman-burn-hut/
Map
ID 6239

About this hut

Added 23 December 2010 by MatthewMatthew. 1 revision 3 August 2013 by MatthewMatthew.
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